Pacific Games 2015 Sport

Bomana War Cemetery | Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery lies approximately 19 kilometres north of Port Moresby on the road to Nine Mile.

Historical Information:

Those who died in fighting in Papua New Guinea and Bougainville are buried in Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, their graves brought in by the Australian Army Graves Service from burial grounds in the areas where the fighting had taken place.

The cemetery contains 3,824 Commonwealth burials from World War II, 699 of them unidentified. There is also one non-war and one Dutch foreign national buried at the site.

The Port Moresby Memorial stands behind the cemetery and commemorates almost 750 men of the Australian Army (including Papua and New Guinea local forces), the Australian Merchant Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force who lost their lives in the operations in Papua and who have known graves. Men of the Royal Australian Navy who died in the south-west Pacific region, and have no known grave but the sea, are commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial in England, along with many of their comrades of the Royal Navy and of other Commonwealth Naval Forces. Bougainville casualties who have known graves are commemorated on a memorial in Fiji.




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