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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DARLING, Arnold William

Service number NX2755
Lance Corporal
2nd/33rd Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 15 Mar 1912

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BLAKE, William Dennis

Service number SX15789
Private
2nd/6th Independent Company (Cavalry Commando Squadron)
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 1 Mar 1920

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JOHNSTON, Christopher Isaac

Service number SX16984
Private
2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 17 Jan 1915

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TURNBULL, Peter St George Bruce

Service number 481
Squadron Leader
No. 76 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 9 Feb 1917

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LEWIS, John Brook

Service number WX8213
Private
2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 17 Jun 1906

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ARKLEY-SMITH, John

Service number NX113331
Trooper
2nd/4th Armoured Regiment
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 24 Jan 1923

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ROGERSON, James

Service number SX3730
Private
2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 14 Apr 1904

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BOWEN, Percy Hopkin

Service number SX1751
Corporal
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 12 Sep 1917