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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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CURR, Francis Lawrence

Service number 404005
Flying Officer
Born 21 Jun 1920

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CLARK, John Brooks

Service number SX11925
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 13 Sep 1912

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CONNELL, Edward David

Service number QX5335
2nd/7th Cavalry (Commando) Regiment
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 7 Jun 1913

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PROTHEROE, Ronald Richard

Service number VX19418
Lance Sergeant
1st Papuan Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 4 Apr 1915

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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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SMITH, Albert Thomas

Service number 411613
Flying Officer
No. 4 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 7 May 1919

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SCANLAN, William Llewellyn

Service number 406736
Born 1 May 1917

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SCRUSE, James Edward Lenard

Service number NX78131
55th/53rd Infantry Battalion AMF
Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2
Born 14 Jan 1922

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