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Cemetery Details

Location Corner - Frederick Street, & Mt Cootha Road, Toowong, Brisbane - Queensland, Australia
Co‑ordinates S27.47798, E152.98477


Also known as, Brisbane General Cemetery

Toowong Cemetery is included in the list of (9) historical cemeteries that are managed and operated by the Brisbane City Council.  1 of 5 cemeteries of the Brisbane Region that are very large.  Toowong Cemetery is quite hilly and made up of an extensive number of cemetery divisions of variant shapes (known as, portions), within these 'portions', there are sections, some portions have a great number of these 'sections', with many graves. 

Hence being extensively large with a high volume of sections and graves it is a sound idea to attain maps (1) of the whole area of Toowong Cemetery, (2) map of the portion locating sections within, (3) map of the section locating a 'grave'; these are only some suggestions to consider before trying to  locate a grave at Toowong Cemetery.  Maps - grave locations, and other general enquiries can be made possible as there is an adminstration office on site at the Toowong Cemetery.    

With graving docks capable of accommodating destroyers and fuelling facilities, Brisbane became a naval base during the 1939-1945 War. Upon the entry of Japan into the war fixed defences were provided and manned and American detachments arrived and established themselves there. Allied Air Forces Headquarters, a Central Intelligence Unit and the Headquarters of the G.O.C. in Chief, Australian Military Forces were in Brisbane, and in July 1942 the American Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces South-West Pacific Area, moved his headquarters from Melbourne to Brisbane to be nearer the scene of the operations in Papua and New Guinea.

There are now 270 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war and 117 of the 1939-1945 war commemorated here. There are also 2 Dutch Naval burials here. The great majority of the graves are in the Returned Servicemen's Plot in Portion 10.


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Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

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WATTS, Norman Alfred Henry

Service number 2667
Lance Corporal
41st Infantry Battalion
Born 9 Jun 1885

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MCNALLY, James Anthony

Service number 12813
HMAS Moreton
Royal Australian Navy
Born 22 Jul 1902

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BROWN, John Barwood

Service number Officer
3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
Born 3 Oct 1892

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LEITCH, Lilian (Lilias)

Service number Nurse
Nursing Sister
3rd Australian General Hospital
Born 31 Dec 1886

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CAMPBELL, George Robert

Service number 754
9th Infantry Battalion
Born 3 Mar 1899

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LINES, William Charles

Service number 862
Company Quartermaster Sergeant
9th Infantry Battalion
Born 15 May 1888

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WOOD, Thomas William Augustine

Service number 13111
11th Field Ambulance
Born 29 Jan 1891

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XUEREB, Anthony Frederick

Service number 1055
Lance Corporal
25th Infantry Battalion
Born 6 Sep 1888