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Cemetery Details

Location Mueang Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Co‑ordinates N14.031756, E99.525804
Description

The graves of those who died during the construction and maintenance of the Burma-Siam railway (except for the Americans, whose remains were repatriated) were transferred from camp burial grounds and isolated sites along the railway into three cemeteries at Chungkai and Kanchanaburi in Thailand and Thanbyuzayat in Myanmar.

KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY is only a short distance from the site of the former 'Kanburi', the prisoner of war base camp through which most of the prisoners passed on their way to other camps. It was created by the Army Graves Service who transferred to it all graves along the southern section of railway, from Bangkok to Nieke.

There are now 5,084 Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery.

For further infomration click on the CWGC link.

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Names

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CARR, Horace Alfred

Service number VX57258
Private
General / Motor Transport Companies
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 24 Jan 1905

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SALE, Henry George

Service number NX20650
Sapper
2nd/6th Field Company (Squadron) RAE
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 6 Aug 1906

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ARNOL, George Douglas

Service number TX8396
Private
2nd/40th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 16 Feb 1922

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SMITH, Raymond Francis

Service number SX6152
Corporal
2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 31 Mar 1919

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IRELAND, Frederick Stanley

Service number VX62839
Private
2nd/26th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 29 Sep 1903

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BOURKE, Edmund John

Service number SX11292
Private
General / Motor Transport Companies
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 9 Oct 1915

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JACKSON, Allan Eric Vivian

Service number TX5928
Private
2nd/40th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 24 Nov 1915

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YARD, Albert Leslie

Service number VX50421
Private
General / Motor Transport Companies
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 21 Feb 1921

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