Port Moresby (Bomana) Memorial Back to Search

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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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DALLING, Charles Edwin Kevin

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

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SCRUSE, James Edward Lenard

Service number NX78131
55th/53rd Infantry Battalion AMF
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 14 Jan 1922

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FLORANCE, William Victor

Service number NX117833
Born 3 Jan 1922

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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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HATCHER, Ivor Clarence

Service number 417183
Flying Officer
No. 86 Squadron
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 3 May 1923

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HORNE, Alfred Joseph

Service number SX11956
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 16 Jul 1918

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O'CONNOR, Ronald Kevin Critchley

Service number 411175
Pilot Officer
No. 75 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 22 May 1914

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FINCH, Frederick James

Service number QX25311
49th Infantry Battalion AMF
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 27 Apr 1922

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