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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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LE BHERZ, Norman William

Service number 18395
Sapper
1st Field Squadron
RAE
Australian Army
Born 1 Sep 1946

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ROWE, George Edwards

Service number Officer
Colonel
Chaplains
Australian Army
Born 25 Aug 1858

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PHILLIPS, George

Service number 5158
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1888

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LEITCH, Lilian (Lilias)

Service number Nurse
Nursing Sister
3rd Australian General Hospital
AIF WW1
Born 31 Dec 1886

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MACKAY, Alexander Betts

Service number 3669
Private
49th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 4 Jul 1896

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GREER, Henry

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

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POWER, John Joseph

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

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SHADWICK, Alfred Joseph

Service number 6522
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1887