Kranji War Cemetery

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

Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

BETHERAS, Colin Bruce

Service number NX44917
Private
2nd/30th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 12 Sep 1912

JOHNSON, Raymond Morley

Service number VX44460
Private
2nd/29th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 2 Oct 1907

WARREN, Alfred

Service number V10640
Warrant Officer Class 2
Z Special Unit
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 25 Jan 1913

MACDONALD, Desmond Ronald

Service number VX23543
Sapper
2nd/10th Field Company / Squadron RAE
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 1 Jan 1920

DENEHEY, Paul Harold

Service number 37562
Lance Corporal
Special Air Service Regiment (SAS)
Australian Army (Post WW2)
Born 21 Jan 1944

ALDRICH, Harold Edward

Service number QX10051
Private
2nd/10th Field Regiment
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 15 Feb 1901

CROXSON, Albert Ross

Service number NX40623
Private
2nd/18th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 29 May 1918

BELFORD, Frank Allenby

Service number NX45701
Lance Bombardier
2nd/15th Field Regiment
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 29 Nov 1917

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