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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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HATFIELD, Ernest Hugh

Service number Q215278
Corporal
15th (Qld) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Volunteer Defence Corps (WW2)
Born 28 Aug 1896

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NOTT, George Henry Portch

Service number 207
Private
41st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1887

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GREER, Henry

Service number 1842
Sergeant
42nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1882

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BARRON, Janet Ivy

Service number NURSE
Sister
Australian Army Nursing Service
Australian Army Nursing Service
Born 24 Sep 1890

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O'BRIEN, William Buckley

Service number 640
Private
2nd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 20 Nov 1890

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DARRAGH, Charles

Service number 3614A
Private
47th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Oct 1880

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BROWN, John Barwood

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
AIF WW1
Born 3 Oct 1892

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PARKER, Albert Edward

Service number 945
Private
41st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 27 Jun 1896