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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Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

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ALLAN, Duncan Arthur

Service number QX52818
Sergeant
2nd/9th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 18 Apr 1922

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ROVKIN, Joseph

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

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BROOK, Frank Wilkinson

Service number SX6407
Private
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 4 Jan 1906

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WILLIAMS, Francis Edgar

Service number VX136033
Captain
Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 9 Feb 1893

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LANGRIDGE, Breton Douglas Norman

Service number 1599
Captain
2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 10 Feb 1919

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MARKS, Roland

Service number SX5916
Private
2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 25 Mar 1920

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KLEINIG, Theodore Victor Benno

Service number 416433
Flying Officer
Born 9 Oct 1917

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NYE, Claude Charles Purvis

Service number VX14096
Captain
2nd/14th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 1 Nov 1916