The Headstone Project

The Headstone Project SA is a volunteer initiative committed to the identification and commemoration of World War I heroes interred in unmarked graves across South Australia. This endeavor is driven by the solemn duty to honor their service and sacrifice to Australia. Through meticulous research and dedication, the initiative endeavors to locate these individuals, ensuring they receive the recognition they deserve. Once identified, prescribed military headstones are placed upon their graves, serving as enduring symbols of remembrance and gratitude for their contributions to our nation.

The dates for ceremonies being held in South Australia are:

On the 21st of May, 2024- 1 service in Brighton North.

On the 25th of May, 2024- 1 service in Murray Bridge, Tailem Blend.

On the 4th of June, 2024- 1 service in Mintaro.

On the 12th of June, 2024- 1 service in Chelton Ham.

On the 29th of June, 2024- 19 services in Renmark.

On the 27th of July, 2024- 1 service in Victor Harbor.

On the 10th of August,2024- 1 service in Terowie.

On the 19th of October,2024- 1 service in West Terrace.


At present, the Headstone Project SA operates exclusively within South Australia. However, there is consideration for expanding this noble initiative into Northern Territory. Dan Tellam (Tank), Co-Ordinator of Billeroy House Veterans and Families Community Centre, is contemplating the inception of a similar Headstone Project within this region.

Karen Clark, serving as the representative of RSL Alice Springs, has recently made a significant discovery. Her diligent efforts have led to the identification of 30 unmarked graves within the Northern Territory. Such findings underscore the importance and urgency of extending commemorative efforts to honor the service of veterans in this region. As discussions progress regarding the potential expansion of the Headstone Project, the invaluable contributions of individuals like Karen Clark serve as a testament to the ongoing commitment to preserving the memory of those who served our nation.

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