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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JORGENSEN, Arthur Trevor

Service number QX60848
2nd/31st Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 17 Apr 1925

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MAILMAN, Gilbert Harry

Service number QX18432
49 Infantry Battalion AMF
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 24 Mar 1920

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GOLDIE, Maxwell James

Service number QX11016
2nd/25th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 1 Sep 1913

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KIRK, Colin Spencer

Service number QX3817
Born 10 Jul 1915

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WATT, Peter

Service number WX13082
Born 3 Jun 1919

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KNIGHT, James Bell

Service number 19067
Flying Officer
Born 3 Jan 1918

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LANGRIDGE, Breton Douglas Norman

Service number 1599
2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 10 Feb 1919

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GARE, Victor Cromwell

Service number SX4176
27th Infantry Battalion
Born 28 Jun 1902