St Saviour's Heritage Cemetery, Glen Osmond

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.

The cemetery, belonging to St. Saviour's Church, lies to the north-east of 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 neighborhood.

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.

 

 

St Saviour's Cemetery - general view

St Saviour's Cemetery
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