Cemeteries

CEMETERIES COMPLETED TO-DATE ARE AS FOLLOWS

BANGLADESH Visitors - all immaculately dressed - Maynamati War Cemetery, Comilla, BangladeshCWGC Chittagong and CWGC Maynamati War Cemeteries (each with c700+ graves).

BORNEOCWGC Labuan War Cemetery, Federal Territory Of Labuan, BorneoLabuan (a small island off the coast of northern Borneo – between Brunei and Sabah) and Kuching (capital city of Sarawak). Images from the Labuan War Cemetery include c1800 known graves and c2300 names on the Labuan War Memorial. Images taken in Kuching including a Japanese POW camp, Japanese War Cemetery and the Heroes Memorial Park.

BRUNEI DARUSSALAMGurkha Cemetery (maintained by NAAFI), Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam1945 Brunei-Australia Memorial in Maura and cemeteries in Berakas with 2 additional cemeteries in Kuala Belait: The Gurkha Cemetery (maintained by NAAFI) and the Christian Cemetery which includes the grave of 4 RAF Airmen from 81 Squadron.

BURMA/MYANMARThanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Mon State, Myanmar. The majority of the c3700 men interred here died during construction of the Death Railway 1942 to 1944CWGC Rangoon War Cemetery; CWGC Taukkyan War Cemetery; CWGC Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery (close to Thai border).

CAMBODIAEntrance to the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek, Phnom Penh, CambodiaThis was a project carried out for a university in UK. Images available covering the Killing Fields (Choeung Ek) and S.21 (Toul Sleng Genocide Museum). Summary of visit here: ww2talk.comRecently, I was able to photograph the 37 names on the memorial dedicated to ”War Correspondents and Journalists Killed And Missing in 1970-1975 Cambodian War”.

CHINA – HONG KONGSt Raphael's Catholic Cemetery - Cheung Sha Wan - Hong Kong, ChinaCWGC Sai Wan War Cemetery, Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery and CWGC Cape Collinson Military Cemetery 1967. Images also available from CWGC Stanley Military Cemetery, St.John’s Cathedral and St.Raphael’s Catholic Cemetery. Six cemeteries completed in the Happy Valley region as follows: Hindu Seikh Cemetery, Hong Kong Cemetery, Jewish Cemetery, Muslim Cemetery,  Parsee Cemetery and St.Michael’s Catholic Cemetery.

INDIABhowanipore Cemetery, Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, IndiaCWGC Kohima War Cemetery in Nagaland and both CWGC Imphal War Cemetery and CWGC Imphal Indian Army War Cemetery in Manipur. Bhowanipore Cemetery in Calcutta. CWGC Delhi War Cemetery and India Gate. CWGC Digboi War Cemetery and
CWGC Gauhati War Cemetery – both in Assam. CWGC Kirkee War Cemetery in Pune including Kirkee New Cemetery/Caldecott Road Cemetery and St.Sepulchre Cemetery. CWGC Ranchi War Cemetery in Jharkhand. Chennai: CWGC Madras War Cemetery including visits to St.Mary’s, St.Patrick’s, St.Andrew’s and Wesleyen Cemeteries, all of which are in the state of Tamil Nadu.

INDONESIAAncol Dutch War Cemetery, Jakarta Bay, Jakarta, IndonesiaCWGC Jakarta War Cemetery, Ereveld Ancol Cemetery Jakarta and CWGC Ambon War Cemetery in Maluku Islands, Indonesia.

ISRAELWW1 and Plot M. Some of the 87 headstones belonging to New Zealand soldiers interred in Ramleh War Cemetery, IsraelCWGC Ramlah War Cemetery, CWGC Khayat Beach War Cemetery (including British constables/police), Jerusalem War Cemetery and
Beersheba War Cemetery including Park Of The Australian Soldier, Allenby Park and the Turkish Memorial. My article on the Imperial Camel Corps can be viewed here: ww2talk.com

JAPANLooking down on Indian Section - British section beyond - Yokohama War Cemetery, JapanYokohama War Cemetery (WW2) including British, Australian, Indian, Canadian and New Zealand Sections. British Commonwealth Forces Cemetery (post WW2)

MALAYSIAGereja All Saints Church, Taiping, Malaysia (oldest Christian church in Malaysia)CWGC Taiping War Cemetery, Kamunting Road Christian Cemetery and Geraja All Saint’s Cemetery, Taiping, Perak State. Cheras Road
Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery and National Monument in Kuala Lumpur. Terendak Military Cemetery and Bukit Serindit Cemetery in Malacca. Batu Gajah (God’s Little Acre) Christian Cemetery in Perak. Penang Jewish Cemetery and Western Road Christian Cemetery.

PAPUA NEW GUINEAEarly-morning mist at Lae War Cemetery, Morobe Province, Lae, Papua New GuineaCWGC Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Lae War Cemetery in Morobe Province and Rabaul War Cemetery in East New Britain. My article – covering 438 men of the Royal Artillery, interred in Bomana – can be viewed here: ww2talk.com

PHILIPPINESManila North Cemetery, Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines. One of the oldest and largest - with thousands of people living in the tombs.Manila American Cemetery and Manila North Cemetery (CWGC graves). Bataan and Capas National Shrine (all Memorials and all names). Various Kamikaze and Manila Memorials.

REPUBLIC OF KOREABritish Section, United Nations Memorial Cemetery Korea (UNMCK), Busan, KoreaUnited Nations Military Cemetery including Wall Of Remembrance in Busan (UNMCK). Official website: www.unmck.or.kr

SINGAPOREKranji Military Cemetery (1975 Pasir Panjang and Ulu Pandan Cemeteries), SingaporeCWGC Kranji War Cemetery. Also completed: Kranji Military Cemetery – those interred originally buried in Pasir Panjang and Ulu Pandan Cemeteries.

SRI LANKA – CEYLONInside Chapel, Kandy Civil Cemetery, Central Province, Kandy, Sri LankaColombo: Jaawatte and Kuppiyawatte Muslim Cemeteries; Borella-Kanatte Cemetery; CWGC Liveramentu War Cemetery. Kandy: CWGC Kandy War Cemetery; Kandy Civil and Garrison Cemeteries. Nuwara Eliya: Holy Trinity Church. Trincomalee: CWGC Trincomalee War Cemetery; St.Mary’s Catholic Cemetery; St.Mary’s Cathedral and Memorial; St. Stephen’s Cemetery.

THAILANDInside Chapel, Kandy Civil Cemetery, Central Province, Kandy, Sri LankaCWGC Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and CWGC Chungkai War Cemetery.

VIETNAMNghia Trang Nhân Dân Bình An - ARVN Cemetery - HCMC, VietnamThis was a project carried out for a university in USA. Nghia Trang LIêt Si Thành Phó Hò Chí Minh (VC Cemetery) and Nghia Trang Nhân Dân Bình An (ARVN Cemetery) – both in HCMC. Various Museums, Reunification Palace, Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnels. Summary of visit here: ww2talk.com

LEBANON
Panels on the Charnel House and graves within the Anglo-American Cemetery, Beirut, Lebanon © asiawargraves.comBEIRUT: Anglo-American Cemetery, CWGC WW1 and WW2 Cemeteries, French Cemeteries (2)


1ST American Volunteer Group1st American Volunteer Group - R.T. Swartz (civilian) - Kirkee War Cemetery, Pune, India


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