In a tranquil setting
The Mildura War Cemetery is a stark reminder to us all of how tragic are the circumstances of war.
The graves are maintained by the Australian War Graves Commission. Buried here are 57 young men who died serving this country, the youngest being just 18 years old.
The irony is that these young men lost their lives right here in Mildura whilst training to be fighter pilots.
A reminder of the tragic circumstances of war.
It is really quite extraordinary that although over 4,000 kilometres from the conflict of war, the country town of Mildura, as it was in 1942 – 1945, became an integral part of the war effort.
In doing so, the area experienced the tragic loss of life that war brings.