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Cemetery Details

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

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.

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Names

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WOODMAN, John Reginald

Service number VX32894
Sapper
Born 6 Jun 1919

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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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GERAGHTY, Raymond Leslie

Service number NX42...
Private
2nd/19th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 4 May 1920

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ANNETTS, Albert Brian Walter

Service number WX13515
Lance Corporal
2nd/4th Machine Gun Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 1 Sep 1918

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WATSON, Keith Ernest

Service number VX50027
Private
4th Reserve Motor Transport Company
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 14 Jun 1919

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BROWN, Heathcote Byron

Service number A31167
Warrant Officer
No. 1 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 2 Nov 1907

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ABBOTT, John Francis

Service number SX9126
Corporal
22 Independent Brigade Group Ordnance Workshop AAOC
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 31 Oct 1908

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BLAIR, Gordon William

Service number NX71591
Private
2nd/18th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 21 Sep 1917

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