Port Moresby (Bomana) Memorial

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

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)

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Built Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Opened Not yet discovered
Inscription

Condition

Good

Names

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WHITEHOUSE, Ivor Martin

Service number QX9440
Corporal
Born 3 Aug 1919

BAMBLING, Noel Desmond

Service number Q16238
Lance Corporal
49th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 24 May 1919

FENWICK, Frederick Angus

Service number QX5185
Private
2nd/7th Cavalry (Commando) Regiment
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 23 Jun 1915

BERNARD, Clifford Sidney

Service number 259
Squadron Leader
No. 100 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 1916

HINDMARSH, Ian Nesbitt

Service number QX6785
Sergeant
2nd/7th Cavalry (Commando) Regiment
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 27 Jan 1914

BOYDELL, William Harrington Barker

Service number Q31217
Lieutenant
49th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 8 Dec 1917

SCRIVEN, Andrew Martin

Service number Q122963
Private
31/51 (amalgamated) Infantry Battalion AMF
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 6 Dec 1923

CLARE, Alfred John

Service number WX14508
Private
2nd/14th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 24 Apr 1922

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