Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea

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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Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

CAMPBELL, Sydney Peter

Service number NX11478
Corporal
2nd/2nd Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 7 May 1909

CHEESEWRIGHT, Frederick William

Service number WX3658
Corporal
2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 17 Aug 1915

HOLDEN, Mark

Service number VX109749
Sergeant
2nd/12th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 8 Aug 1921

HOGAN, Cornelius Placid

Service number NX113262
Sergeant
3 Infantry Battalion AMF
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 17 Jun 1912

ALLAN, Duncan Arthur

Service number QX52818
Sergeant
2nd/9th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 18 Apr 1922

GARRETT, James Monaghan

Service number Q42358
Warrant Officer Class 2
49 Infantry Battalion AMF
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 31 Oct 1899

SKIPPER, Justin Way

Service number SX
Captain
2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 3 May 1914

KUSKOPF, Benjamin Arthur

Service number Q100630
Private
9 Infantry Battalion AMF
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 16 Mar 1921