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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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MACDONALD, Desmond Ronald

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

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CARPENTER, Arthur Stafford

Service number QX23052
2nd/26th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 19 Aug 1917

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DENEHEY, Paul Harold

Service number 37562
Lance Corporal
Special Air Service Regiment (SAS)
Australian Army
Born 21 Jan 1944

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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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MCNAMARA, William James

Service number VX56145
2nd/29th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 8 Dec 1922

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WEST, Peter John Joseph

Service number 342550
4th Battalion
The Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR)
Australian Army
Born 1934

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ARNOLD, Wason Herbert Watsford

Service number TX3042
2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 29 Jul 1910

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PAGE, Robert Charles

Service number NX19158
"Z" Special Unit
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 21 Jul 1920

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