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Cemetery Details

Location 9 Woodlands Road (within - Kranji War Cemetery), Singapore, SE Asia
Co‑ordinates N1.418509, E103.758021

Located at 9 Woodlands Road - 22 kilometres north of the city of Singapore

Before 1939, the Kranji area was a military camp and at the time of the Japanese invasion of Malaya, it was the site of a large ammunition magazine.

There are now 4,461 Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War buried or commemorated at KRANJI WAR CEMETERY. More than 850 of the burials are unidentified.

Within Kranji War Cemetery stands the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, bearing the names of over 24,000 casualties of the Commonwealth land and air forces who have no known grave. Many of these have no known date of death and are accorded within our records the date or period from when they were known to be missing or captured. The land forces commemorated by the memorial died during the campaigns in Malaya and Indonesia or in subsequent captivity, many of them during the construction of the Burma-Thailand railway, or at sea while being transported into imprisonment elsewhere. The memorial also commemorates airmen who died during operations over the whole of southern and eastern Asia and the surrounding seas and oceans.

For further information please click on the CWGC link.



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HARDY, John Thomas

Service number NX140476
Lance Corporal
"Z" Special Unit
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 26 Jul 1921

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DOWNES, Larry Richard

Service number 1200029
3rd Battalion
The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
Australian Army
Born 12 Jun 1946

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STEWART, Clair Mack

Service number WX15839
"Z" Special Unit
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 17 Feb 1910

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BROWN, Lawrence

Service number VX50909
4th Reserve Motor Transport Company
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 6 Oct 1920

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HAYDON, Malcolm Raymor Meurisse

Service number NX687
2nd/20th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 28 Jun 1915

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MITCHELL, Hector Matheson

Service number 7194
HMAS Swan (I)
Royal Australian Navy
Born 19 Aug 1887

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JOHNSON, Raymond Morley

Service number VX44460
2nd/29th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 2 Oct 1907

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LAWTON, John Harold

Service number QX13693
2nd/26th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 29 Mar 1918

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