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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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ARNOL, George Douglas

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

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ROBB, Lindsay Walter

Service number NX52566
Private
2nd/19th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 14 Dec 1920

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ALLDAY, Herbert Sumner

Service number WX12153
Sapper
2nd/6th Field Park Company
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 18 Sep 1907

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YENSCH, Frederick Bernard

Service number WX7429
Private
2nd/4th Machine Gun Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 18 Dec 1914

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FREEMAN, Roy

Service number VX37693
Private
2nd/2nd Casualty Clearing Station
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 23 Sep 1907

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IRELAND, Frederick Stanley

Service number VX52397
Private
2nd/26th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 29 Sep 1903

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JELLETT, Rupert Lloyd

Service number VX32413
Private
2nd/40th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 19 Oct 1919

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HORGAN, Edward Daniel

Service number VX26903
Gunner
2nd/4th Anti Tank aka Tank Attack Regiment
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 22 May 1918

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