Rabaul (Bita Paka) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea Back to Search

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Cemetery Details

Location Rabaul, Blanche Bay, Papua New Guinea
Co‑ordinates S4.40651, E152.29945
Description

RABAUL (BITA PAKA) WAR CEMETERY contains the graves of those who lost their lives during the operations in New Britain and New Ireland, or who died in the area while prisoners of war, which were brought into the cemetery from isolated sites, from temporary military cemeteries and from camp burial grounds. 

The cemetery contains 1,120 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 500 of them unidentified.

This cemetery also contains First World War graves brought in from Rabaul Cemetery in 1950 and from Kokopo Old German Cemetery in 1961. Special memorials commemorate three casualties who were buried in Rabaul Old Civil Cemetery, but whose graves could not be traced following damage to the cemetery during the Japanese occupation. In all, 32 First World War servicemen are now buried or commemorated in the cemetery. 

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

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GRAY, James Samuel

Service number 20
Private
3rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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WORTHINGTON, Sidney

Service number VX54130
Lieutenant
2nd/19th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 3 May 1913

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MITCHELL, Kenneth Ross

Service number NX68224
Corporal
19th Dental Unit
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 5 Jun 1920

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WALKER, John Edward (aka John COURTNEY)

Service number 45
Able Seaman
Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force
Royal Australian Navy
Born 17 Dec 1884

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ELWELL, Charles Bingham

Service number Officer
Lieutenant Commander
Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force
Royal Australian Navy
Born 13 Sep 1882

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PAINE, Robert Langsford

Service number SX10876
Private
1st Independent Company
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 3 Mar 1913

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MIDDLING, Neil

Service number VX46677
Private
2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 23 Oct 1916

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SIMPSON, Frederick Arnold

Service number VX23896
Private
2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 23 Aug 1905