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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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Service number NX1864
2nd/2nd Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 13 Sep 1915

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FLORANCE, William Victor

Service number NX117833
Born 3 Jan 1922

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Service number 415046
Flight Sergeant
Born 5 Sep 1921

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BARTLEY, Walter Robert

Service number 267521
Pilot Officer
RAAF Reserve (Civil Aircrew)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 21 Jan 1919

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SUDHOLZ, William Arthur

Service number 414274
Flight Sergeant
No. 8 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 27 Apr 1922

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VERCOE, Harold Woodman Wilson

Service number NX2246
2nd/2nd Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 12 Oct 1912

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BOYDELL, William Harrington Barker

Service number Q31217
49th Infantry Battalion
Born 8 Dec 1917

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