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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RITTBERGER, Frederick Ralph

Service number SX3820
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 13 Apr 1917

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WALKLATE, Spencer Henry

Service number NX202843
Lance Corporal
"Z" Special Unit
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 11 Jan 1918

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CLARKE, Michael Taylor

Service number WX5693
Corporal
2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 17 Aug 1919

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WELCH, George John

Service number NX31956
Corporal
General / Motor Transport Companies
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 21 May 1911

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CHAPMAN, Harold Sydney

Service number Q22227
Sergeant
25th Infantry Battalion AMF
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 9 Feb 1916

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FAIRLIE, Donald Alexander

Service number SX3450
Private
2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 13 Jun 1915

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THOMPSON, Norman James

Service number SX12354
Corporal
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 4 Jul 1918

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KNIGHT, James Bell

Service number 19067
Flying Officer
Born 3 Jan 1918