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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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BARTLEY, Walter Robert

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

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TEMPLETON, Samuel Victor

Service number V50190
39th Infantry Battalion AMF
Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2
Born 28 Jan 1901

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FINCH, Frederick James

Service number QX25311
49th Infantry Battalion AMF
Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2
Born 27 Apr 1922

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PARKER, Ian Maxwell

Service number VX100315
801 Anti Aircraft Battery
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 17 Feb 1922

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DALLING, Charles Edwin Kevin

Service number SX12007
2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 23 Feb 1920

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CURR, Francis Lawrence

Service number 404005
Flying Officer
Born 21 Jun 1920

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HATCHER, Ivor Clarence

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

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COULTER, Jack Ronald

Service number 407891
No. 20 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 7 Jul 1916

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