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Cemetery Details

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

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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HORGAN, Edward Daniel

Service number VX26903
2nd/4th Anti Tank Regiment
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 22 May 1918

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KAYE, Arthur

Service number VX54574
1 Field Bakery 2nd/AIF
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 18 Dec 1914

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YARD, Albert Leslie

Service number VX50421
4th Reserve Motor Transport Company
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 21 Feb 1921

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SMITH, Raymond Francis

Service number SX6152
2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 31 Mar 1919

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SCHRAPEL, Aubrey Gerhard

Service number SX11727
Born 3 Feb 1904

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AHERN, Dermot Patrick

Service number NX13958
2nd/15th Field Regiment
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 14 Feb 1907

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MACONOCHIE, John Reginald

Service number SX9278
8th Division Salvage Unit
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 12 Jan 1905

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ROBB, Lindsay Walter

Service number NX52566
2nd/19th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 14 Dec 1920

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