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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HOLLAND, Mervyn George

Service number QX24077
Lance Corporal
49th Infantry Battalion AMF
Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2
Born 25 Oct 1916

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MAY, Frederick Frank David

Service number SX1111
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 9 Mar 1916

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BLAKE, William Dennis

Service number SX15789
2nd/6th Independent Company
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 1 Mar 1920

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KNIGHT, James Bell

Service number 19067
Flying Officer
Born 3 Jan 1915

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HARVEY, Bert James

Service number QX23055
2nd/12th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 29 Aug 1921

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Service number NX73811
2nd/3rd Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 3 Dec 1925

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WELCH, George John

Service number NX31956
2nd/102nd General Transport Company
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 21 May 1911

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APPLEBEE, Reginald

Service number SX3400
27th Infantry Battalion
Born 16 Jan 1916