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Location Rabaul, Blanche Bay, Papua New Guinea
Type memorial
Description

The Memorial takes the form of an avenue of stone pylons leading from the entrance building to the Cross of Sacrifice. Bronze panels bearing the names are affixed to the faces of the pylons. A central stone lectern at the commencement of the avenue carries a bronze plate.

The Rabaul Memorial commemorates over 1,200 members of the Australian Army (including personnel of the New Guinea and Papuan local forces and constabulary) and the Royal Australian Air Force, who lost their lives in New Britain and New Ireland in January and February 1942 or who were lost as a result of the sinking of the S.S. Montevideo Maru in July 1942 and those in New Britain from November 1944 to August 1945, 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 other Commonwealth Naval Forces.

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Inscription

AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM IN THIS PLACE ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS WHO DIED DURING THE 1939-1945 WAR IN THE NEW BRITAIN AREA, ON LAND, AT SEA AND IN THE AIR, BUT TO WHOM THE FORTUNES OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN TO THEIR COMRADES IN DEATH

Condition

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Names

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GRATTON, Keith William

Service number SX11445
Sergeant
Lark Force
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 1 Apr 1919

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DARCEY, Richard Joseph

Service number 408172
Flight Lieutenant
Born 2 Mar 1917

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MCDONALD, Ronald William

Service number 419203
Sergeant
No. 77 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 13 Nov 1923

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CORLEY, Kevin

Service number Q89673
Private
New Guinea Area Military HQ (Rabaul)
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 28 Jul 1914

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UHLMAN, Stanley Gordon

Service number VX44347
Private
Born 1 May 1911

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GARRARD, Hatsell Glenn

Service number VX24726
Lieutenant
2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 4 Jan 1918

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MILLS, Jack

Service number SX11448Q
Gunner
Born 14 Jul 1918

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HARCOURT, Robert Thomas

Service number VX19987
Private
2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 8 Sep 1900

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