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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ELWELL, Charles Bingham

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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WILLIAMS, William George Vincent

Service number 294
Able Seaman
Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force
Royal Australian Navy
Born 24 Nov 1886

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SIMPSON, Frederick Arnold

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

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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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FLOOD, John Wellesley

Service number Officer
Major
Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force
Royal Australian Navy

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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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FINDLAY, Donald Douglas

Service number SX38283
Sapper
Fortress Company Rabaul
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 31 Mar 1920