There are now more than sixty plots available for re-leasing in the cemetery. A lease for a plot is for fifty years.

If you would like further details contact:
The Curator St Saviour’s Cemetery C/- 2 Pridmore Road GLEN OSMOND SA 5064
or email: [email protected]

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St Saviour’s Cemetery Guided Walk Pamphlet

Search for a deceased person in the Cemetery and the Memorial Garden

The history of any place is incomplete without a reference to its local cemetery and at Glen Osmond no more suitable spot could have been selected for a burial ground. In this secluded two acres are the graves of many of the area’s pioneers. St. Saviour’s Cemetery is located at the base of the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges in the City of Burnside near the start of the Eastern Freeway. The cemetery, was established in 1855. With its rural, rustic and historic atmosphere, It has considerable heritage significance through the graves of famous early settlers, the architecture of its graves and its use in tracing family genealogies. It has been listed as a Local Heritage Place in the Burnside Development Plan.

In addition to its heritage value, St. Saviour’s Cemetery is an important part of Burnside’s parks and gardens. As such, the cemetery has considerable potential not only as an historic site, but also as a place for passive recreation. It is continuing to be upgraded and maintained accordingly.

The cemetery, belongs to St. Saviour’s Church, which lies to the north-east of the Church, further along Pridmore Road. As with the church it is situated on land gifted by Osmond Gilles in 1854. Surprisingly Mr Gilles, who died on 23 September 1876, is not buried here but in the West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide. However, his brother Lewis is buried at plot H69, together with his niece and her husband.

On the south side of the cemetery stands the tombstone of Glen Osmond’s first resident, Edwin Olliver. Nearby are the headstones of other pioneers, including those of Redman Goldsack and his wives, Elizabeth and Christiana.

In a central position, under the shelter of a cypress tree, is the oldest headstone, recording the resting place of Moritz F. Weidenbach (interred 1858). Many of the oldest graves are without headstones, possibly due to the relatives having left the neighbourhood.

Due to the long history of the cemetery there are a number of unmarked plots, and a number where leases have expired. If you believe that your family may have an interest in the cemetery you can check these plots by following this link.

There is also a sketch plan of the cemetery view the plan here, or you can download the plan here.

Military service has been acknowledged on many of the gravestones in the cemetery by the Office of Australian War Graves, the RSL or by relatives. A list can be viewed here.

Further information about known War Service personnel who are buried or commemorated in St Saviour’s Cemetery is available in the publication “For King and Country” which can be viewed here. It has been compiled by Helen Stein, an employee of the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide, who has kindly provided her publication to us for us to share.