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Cemetery Details

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

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 - visit websites (URL Links):

Brisbane City Council; Brisbane City Council Cemeteries Database; Historic Cemeteries of Brisbane; Toowong Cemetery.

(DVA) Department of Veterans' Affairs; Commemoration Search.

(CWGC) Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Brisbane General (Toowong) Cemetery.

 

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

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POWER, John Joseph

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

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ALLARD, Henry James

Service number 255
Sergeant
42nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 25 Jan 1898

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O'KEEFE, Thomas

Service number 20855
Driver
7th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 1 Jun 1871

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RAYMENT, Sydney Thomas

Service number 186
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1884

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STANSFIELD, William

Service number Officer
Lieutenant Colonel
Born 19 Nov 1874

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MEYERS, Errol Solomon

Service number Officer
Major
11th Field Ambulance
AIF WW1
Born 9 Aug 1890

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COWAN, Ronald William

Service number 30084
Driver
12th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 31 Jan 1894

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CAMPBELL, Cyril Emery

Service number 446
Private
2nd Light Horse Brigade Field Ambulance
AIF WW1
Born Aug 1889