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Cemetery Details

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

TOOWONG CEMETERY

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.

 

Regarding further general information on Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery -refer to- Research Links.

 

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

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BURKE, Edward

Service number 31029
Bombardier
11th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 20 Dec 1876

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YALDWYN, Hamilton St Clair

Service number 33
Second Lieutenant
5th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 3 Dec 1871

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BODDY, Francis James

Service number 273
Lance Corporal
26th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 Jul 1894

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SCHNITZERLING, George William

Service number 731
Private
25th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 29 May 1892

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WILSON, Lachlan Chisholm

Service number Officer
Brigadier General
5th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 11 Jul 1871

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POWER, John Joseph

Service number 4272
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Nov 1887

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CONN, James Henry

Service number 970
Private
41st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 20 Dec 1890

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COUGHLAN, John

Service number 19456
Sapper
Field Company Engineers
AIF WW1
Born 1 Oct 1872