Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea Back to Search

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Cemetery Details

Co‑ordinates S9.3957056, E147.2524506

Those who died in the fighting in Papua and Bougainville are buried in PORT MORESBY (BOMANA) WAR CEMETERY, their graves brought in by the Australian Army Graves Service from burial grounds in the areas where the fighting had taken place. 

The cemetery contains 3,824 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 699 of them unidentified. There is also 1 Non war and 1 Dutch Foreign National burials here.

The PORT MORESBY MEMORIAL stands behind the cemetery and commemorates almost 750 men of the Australian Army (including Papua and New Guinea local forces), the Australian Merchant Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force who lost their lives in the operations in Papua and who have no known graves. Men of the Royal Australian Navy who died in the south-west Pacific region, and have no known grave but the sea, are commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial in England, along with many of their comrades of the Royal Navy and of other Commonwealth Naval Forces. Bougainville casualties who have no known graves are commemorated on a memorial at Suva, Fiji.


Source: CWGC (www.cwgc.org)



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HOBBS, Jeffrey Rex

Service number SX14282
2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 8 Mar 1922

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DALLING, Charles Edwin Kevin

Service number SX12007
2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 23 Feb 1920

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MOBSBY, Edward Tompson

Service number 407799
Flying Officer
90th Bombardment Squadron (USAF)
US Air Force
Born 12 Oct 1910

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MARKS, Roland

Service number SX5916
2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 25 Mar 1920

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Service number QX26044
1 Parachute Maintenance Platoon
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 6 Jun 1922

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BLUNDY, Rupert Horace

Service number WX11711
2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 26 Feb 1919

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FAIRLIE, Donald Alexander

Service number SX3450
2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 13 Jun 1915

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ALDRIDGE, Theodore George

Service number NX58053
2nd/7th Cavalry Commando Regiment
2nd AIF WW 2