Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

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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HUNTER, Samuel Leonard

Service number SX8389
Private
8th Division Ammunition Sub-Park
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 22 Aug 1914

RODDY, Francis Alan

Service number NX41532
Corporal
General Base Depot Malaya
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 23 Nov 1919

AYRTON, Harry Richard

Service number NX26812
Private
2nd/30th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 9 Jan 1921

WARE, Frank

Service number WX10711
Private
2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 20 Apr 1908

IRELAND, Frederick Stanley

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

BUROW, Raymond Angus

Service number QX16916
Gunner
2nd/10th Field Regiment
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 4 Apr 1921

BURGESS, Terence Milfred

Service number TX2970
Private
2nd/40th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 15 Jul 1920

BAUER, Leslie Maxwell

Service number SX13245
Private
Born 27 Mar 1920

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