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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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NAPIER, Charles Roland

Service number 420247
No. 22 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 19 Mar 1918

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FISHER, Thomas

Service number NX17395
Born 20 Jun 1908

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DUNHAM, Lewis Melvin

Service number 406672
Flying Officer
No. 11 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 29 Mar 1910

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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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HILLMAN, Oliver Alexander

Service number N21531
55/53 (amalgamated) Infantry Battalion AMF
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 10 Mar 1919

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BAILEY, Ronald Summerson

Service number 401770
No. 75 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 23 Apr 1920

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FLORANCE, William Victor

Service number NX117833
Born 3 Jan 1922

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LEITCH, John Cockburn

Service number NX76247
2nd/5th Independent Company
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 27 Feb 1921

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