Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea Back to Search

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Cemetery Details

Co‑ordinates S9.3957056, E147.2524506

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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DEVENPORT, Rex Lamington

Service number NX80187
2nd/33rd Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 10 Mar 1922

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COLLINS, Austin James

Service number 400871
Flight Sergeant
No. 22 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 1 Oct 1912

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

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LINTOTT, Charles Victor

Service number WX4377
Lance Corporal
2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 3 Jan 1918

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BISSET, Thomas Harold

Service number VX14631
2nd/14th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 30 Jun 1910

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BOWEN, Percy Hopkin

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

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BARTLETT, Albert Leslie

Service number SX18212
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 1 Oct 1920

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BARRITT, Leonard

Service number QX3455
2nd/9th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 20 Mar 1920