Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery

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Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Used for those deceased 1945
Location9°23′45″S 147°15′04″E / 9.3958°S 147.2511°E / -9.3958; 147.2511Coordinates: 9°23′45″S 147°15′04″E / 9.3958°S 147.2511°E / -9.3958; 147.2511
near 
Total burials3,824[1]
Unknown burials699[1]
Burials by nation
Burials by war

Port Moresby (Bomana) Cemetery is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery dating from World War II near Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The cemetery contains the graves of those who died in the fighting in the former Territory of Papua and on Bougainville Island. The remains of 3,824 Commonwealth soldiers, 699 of them unidentified are buried in the cemetery; as well two others: a Dutch citizen and one burial not related to the war.[1]

Over 600 Indian soldiers who fought in the Second World War are buried at the cemetery.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Media Statement by the President of India upon the conclusion of his state visit to Papua New Guinea and New Zealand en route from Auckland to New Delhi". pib.nic.in. Retrieved 2016-10-08.