100th Anniversary of the Sir Ross Smith Funeral Commemorative Service

Please join us for the 100th Anniversary of the funeral of Sir Ross Smith honouring the man as a pioneer of world aviation and South Australian legend.

Event Details

Wednesday 15 June 2022
St Peter’s Cathedral
27 King William Rd, North Adelaide SA

Morning tea will be provided at the Torrens Parade Grounds following the service.

Due to venue capacity and COVID restrictions, registration is essential. 

Register via EventBrite here.


On the 15 June 1922, more than 100,000 South Australians lined the streets of Adelaide to mourn the passing of Sir Ross Smith – a South Australian hero who had distinguished himself on the battlefield and in the air during World War 1 and then became a world aviation pioneer leading the first ever flight from England to Australia in under 28 days. Sadly, he perished in an aircraft crash in 1922 preparing for another epic flight.

In a year where South Australia again remembers the momentous achievements of our aviation pioneers with the relocation of the famous Vickers Vimy to the Adelaide Airport terminal, join us to commemorate Sir Ross Smith in what will be a truly special and poignant service at Adelaide’s magnificent St Peters Cathedral.