Civilians

Regarding cemeteries: there are all-civilian, mixed civilian-cum-military, military (non war) and war cemeteries, and in the latter two, you will, in almost all cases, find interred/commemorated, civilians of various nationalities and professions. All these four cemetery-types can also include dependents (wives and children) of serving/former-serving Forces Personnel.

I have always adopted a policy, whenever possible, of photographing such graves/memorials, in-part because of the interest shown by younger generations (relatives of interred) and those involved in Genealogy (family research). Over the years I have recorded 1000’s of such graves – especially when they are grouped together in designated plots and rows – and as much as I cannot guarantee to have the image you require, all you have to do is ask!


Western Road Christian Cemetery, Penang, Malaysia

British Commonwealth Forces Cemetery, Yokohama, Japan



Kranji Military Cemetery (west-facing), Singapore

Kranji Military Cemetery (Cremation Memorial), Singapore

Kranji Military Cemetery (not to be confused with Kranji War Cemetery) was created in c1975 due to the closures of Pasir Panjang and Ulu Pandan cemeteries.
Most of those interred in the 2 old cemeteries were moved to Kranji Military Cemetery, such that the number of internments there nowadays is about 1400+.



Bhowanipore Cemetery (CWGC Compound), India

Cape Collinson (1967) Military Cemetery, H.K., China