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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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BOYES, Arthur Harold

Service number VX13608
Lieutenant Colonel
2nd/26th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 23 Mar 1896

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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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TODD, Joseph

Service number NX50008
2nd/19th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 21 Dec 1896

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MACDONALD, Desmond Ronald

Service number VX23543
2nd/10th Field Company
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 1 Jan 1920

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ATKINSON, Charles William

Service number WX11029
Army Pay Corps (AIF)
Born 23 Jul 1914

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HILL, John

Service number WX8756
Lance Corporal
2nd/4th Machine Gun Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 1 Jan 1912

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Service number NX4334
22 Brigade Headquarters
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 13 Apr 1921

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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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