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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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Opened Not yet discovered
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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THORNTON, George Henry

Service number NX55060
Gunner
Anti Tank Batteries / Companies
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 3 Feb 1923

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FLOATE, Harry John

Service number VX42571
Private
2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 10 Jul 1918

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LYONS, Leslie James

Service number NX60128
Gunner
Anti Tank Batteries / Companies
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 7 Apr 1910

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DOWLING, Peter Gordon

Service number SX11419
Corporal
Lark Force
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 2 Jul 1917

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PARKER, Arthur

Service number N108252
Lance Corporal
Lark Force
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 30 Mar 1923

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TUMMON, Alan Stanley

Service number QX64915
Private
Australian Army Service Corps
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 4 Jun 1920

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HANNAY, James Douglas

Service number NX26379
Sergeant
Independent Companies
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 22 Oct 1917

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CLISSOLD, Thomas Benjamin

Service number NX57642
Private
2nd/10th Field Ambulance
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 1 Jul 1912

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