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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BRENNAN, Martin

Service number VX123114
Private
2nd/4th Independent Company
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 21 Feb 1924

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PARKER, Ian Maxwell

Service number VX100315
Gunner
801 Anti Aircraft Battery
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 17 Feb 1922

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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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HACKSHAW, Reginald

Service number WX7800
Private
2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 6 May 1907

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HARTLEY, Lewis James

Service number 401787
Pilot Officer
Born 17 Feb 1921

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KNOTT, Horace Vivian

Service number SX3113
Private
2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 1 Nov 1919

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PROTHEROE, Ronald Richard

Service number VX19418
Lance Sergeant
1 Papuan Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 4 Apr 1915

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GARE, Victor Cromwell

Service number SX4176
Private
2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 28 Jun 1902