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Cemetery Details

Location Cnr Kennedy Highway and Rockley Road, Atherton, Tablelands - Queensland, Australia
Co‑ordinates S17.27627, E145.49389
Description

Atherton War Cemetery is a heritage-listed cemetery at the corner of Kennedy Highway and Rockley Road, Atherton, Tablelands Region, Queensland, Australia.

It was built in 1942 and was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 19 November 2010

"During the last 3 years of the Second World War 1945-45, the Atherton tablelands area served as a major base and training area for Australian Troops involved in action in New Guinea, Bougainville and the later landings at Aitape - Wewak, Tarakan, Labuan and Balikpapan. Australia's 6th, 7th and 9th Divisions were based in the Atherton region, and from here the Air Force struck at the Japanese pressing down from the north and north-west.  Many of the servicemen buried at this site died in local military hospitals from war-realted wounds, accident or illness.

The Atherton War Cemetery contains 164 burials, comprising 151 Australian Army, 12 RAAF and 1 YMCA Member.

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WINWARD, Leslie James

Service number VX22942
Corporal
Australian Army Service Corps
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 12 Apr 1919

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TAYLOR, John Alexander

Service number NX149...
Corporal
Australian Provost Corps
AIF WW1
Born 25 Sep 1917

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HARTNETT, Douglas Le Clercq

Service number WX13121
Lance Corporal
2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 30 Mar 1919

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HOUSTON, John

Service number NX34009
Private
2nd/33rd Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 1 Jul 1911

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KIRKWOOD, Frederic Laurence Nicholas

Service number NX20150
Major
7th Division Headquarters
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 27 Oct 1906

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DOHERTY, Edward Neil

Service number QX27006
Private
2nd/15th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 27 May 1911

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BURNS, Norman John

Service number 422019
Warrant Officer
Born 2 Mar 1919

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COUSENS, Joseph Arthur

Service number QX1766
Private
Born 16 Oct 1903

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