Rabaul (Bita Paka) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea

Cemetery Details

Location Rabaul, New Britain - 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

EARP, Frederick Wentworth

Service number 403325
Flight Sergeant
No. 93 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 23 Nov 1921

ELWELL, Charles Bingham

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant Commander
Born 13 Sep 1882

KLINGNER, Frank Maurice

Service number SX38798
Private
14/32 (amalgamated) Infantry Battalion AMF
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 25 Jul 1922

HANNON, Thomas Dennis

Service number SX11016
Lieutenant Colonel
Born 4 Oct 1908

WILLIAMS, William George Vincent

Service number 294
Able Seaman
Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force
Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Forces (New Guinea 1914)
Born 24 Nov 1886

WILSON, Rowland Joshua

Service number 938
Sergeant

POCKLEY, Brian Colden Antill

Service number OFFICER
Captain
Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force
Army Medical Corps
Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Forces (New Guinea 1914)
Born 4 Jun 1890

BROWN, David Stuart

Service number 401489
Sergeant
No. 75 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 9 Dec 1916