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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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FRASER, Hector Douglas

Service number QX1722
2nd/26th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 18 Jan 1906

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ARNOL, George Douglas

Service number TX8396
2nd/40th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 16 Feb 1922

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CASEY, Daniel Vincent

Service number NX33710
2nd/29th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 19 Mar 1913

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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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JONAS, Ronald David

Service number SX9275
Born 24 Sep 1908

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GREEN, Eric Hedley

Service number SX11940
2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 25 Feb 1921

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MOIR, Kevin George

Service number WX8012
2nd/4th Machine Gun Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 8 Apr 1919

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PETERSON, James Horace

Service number SX11322
27th Independent Brigade Group Ordnance Workshops
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 20 Dec 1913

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