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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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STEWART, Clair Mack

Service number WX15839
Corporal
Z Special Unit
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 17 Feb 1910

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CAMERON, Colin Barclay

Service number VX81605
Sergeant
Z Special Unit
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 31 Dec 1922

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CURTIS, Elwin John

Service number QX15113
Corporal
2nd/26th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 7 Jun 1919

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O'DEA, James

Service number NX77958
Private
2nd/20th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 26 Sep 1912

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RIACH, Geoffrey Bede

Service number NX59903
Sergeant
2nd/19th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 18 Oct 1916

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ZIMMERMAN, John Patrick

Service number NX52592
Private
2nd/20th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 15 Aug 1920

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ANNETTS, Albert Brian Walter

Service number WX13515
Lance Corporal
2nd/4th Machine Gun Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 1 Sep 1918

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HAYDON, Malcolm Raymor Meurisse

Service number NX687
Private
2nd/20th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 28 Jun 1915

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