Rabaul (Bita Paka) War Cemetery

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Rabaul (Bita Paka) War Cemetery
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Used for those deceased 1945
Location 4°24′26″S 152°17′57″E / 4.4071°S 152.2991°E / -4.4071; 152.2991Coordinates: 4°24′26″S 152°17′57″E / 4.4071°S 152.2991°E / -4.4071; 152.2991
near Rabaul, New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Total burials 1,114[1]
Unknown burials 495[1]
Burials by nation
Burials by war

The Rabaul (Bita Paka) War Cemetery, established in 1945, is located near the site of the former Bita Paka wireless station south of the city of Rabaul, New Britain, in Papua New Guinea. The cemetery is managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.[1] The cemetery contains the Australian and Commonwealth graves of those killed during operations in New Britain and New Ireland during World War II, or who died while prisoners of war.

The cemetery also contains World War I Australian and German graves of those killed during operations in the Occupation of German New Guinea, which were relocated to the cemetery.


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