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

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Cemetery Details

Location
Co‑ordinates S9.3957056, E147.2524506
Description

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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GRAYSON, Charles Alfred

Service number SX16952
Private
2nd/12th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 1 Apr 1905

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BROOK, Frank Wilkinson

Service number SX6407
Private
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 4 Jan 1906

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LANGRIDGE, Breton Douglas Norman

Service number 1599
Captain
2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 10 Feb 1919

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FISHER, Gordon Edward John

Service number Q114009
Private
42nd Infantry Battalion AMF
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 28 Oct 1921

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HOUSE, James Thomas

Service number W15120
Private
42nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 Sep 1925

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CARY, Geoffrey Russell

Service number 18051
Corporal
No. 6 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 22 Aug 1916

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HOLLAND, Mervyn George

Service number QX24077
Lance Corporal
49th Infantry Battalion AMF
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 25 Oct 1916

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MARTIN, George Granville Furniss

Service number SX1440
Major
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 22 Feb 1906