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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ANDERSON, George Henry

Service number VX103086
Corporal
39th Infantry Battalion AMF
Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2
Born 9 Sep 1916

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DUNN, Clifton Stuart

Service number 403985
Flying Officer
No. 11 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 17 Aug 1908

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REESE, Keith Roy Allen

Service number SX867
Corporal
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 20 Feb 1912

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LEASK, Ivan George

Service number VX54009
Corporal
2nd/14th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 5 Sep 1919

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ADAMS, Thomas George

Service number SX1812
Private
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 30 Apr 1919

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LLOYD, Paul Acton

Service number NX103954
Lieutenant
2nd/9th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 23 Nov 1918

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RORKIN (ROVKIN), Joseph

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

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PARKER, Ian Maxwell

Service number VX100315
Gunner
801 Anti Aircraft Battery
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 17 Feb 1922