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Location Pilgrims Way, Port Moresby, National Capital District - Papua, Papua New Guinea
Type buildings

The Port Moresby Memorial is situated on a hill within the Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, which is located approximately 19 kilometres north of Port Moresby on the road to Nine Mile. It is approached from the main road by a short side road called Pilgrims Way.

The memorial commemorates over 700 officers and men of the Australian Army (including Papuan and New Guinea local forces), the Australian Merchant Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force, who gave their lives during the operations in Papua and who have no known grave. Men of the Royal Australian Navy who lost their lives in the south-western Pacific region, and who have no graves but the sea, are commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial in England, along with many of their comrades of the Royal Navy and of other Commonwealth Naval Forces.

The Memorial consists of a rotunda of cylindrical pillars enclosing a circle of square pillars bearing on their inside bronze panels upon which the names are engraved. In the centre is a low circular stone table on which is a bronze compass.

(extract from CWGC site)

Built Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Opened Not yet discovered




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CHIVERS, Albert Dudley

Service number 412805
Flying Officer
No. 100 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 17 Dec 1912

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ROSS, Alan Barton

Service number 417001
Flying Officer
Born 23 Jun 1919

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DALLING, Charles Edwin Kevin

Service number SX12007
2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 23 Feb 1920

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FLORANCE, William Victor

Service number NX117833
Born 3 Jan 1922

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MADDEN, Joseph Munro

Service number QX28452
61st Infantry Battalion AMF
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 14 Nov 1919

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PROTHEROE, Ronald Richard

Service number VX19418
Lance Sergeant
1st Papuan Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 4 Apr 1915

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DICKSON, Howard Joseph

Service number NX125074
Warrant Officer Class 2
2nd/6th Independent Company (Cavalry Commando Squadron)
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 21 Nov 1906

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ARNOTT, Kenneth John

Service number 21070
Leading Aircraftman
No. 20 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 23 Jun 1918

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