Stanley Military Cemetery, Stanley

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Stanley Military Cemetery (Chinese: 赤柱軍人墳場) is a cemetery located near St. Stephen's Beach in Stanley, Hong Kong. Along with the larger Hong Kong (Happy Valley) Cemetery, it is one of two military cemeteries of the early colonial era, used for the burials of the members of the garrison and their families between 1841 and 1866. There were no further burials here until World War II (1939–1945).


The cemetery is roughly triangular in shape and stands on ground rising sharply from the road side. It is approached by a flight of steps leading up to the Cross of Sacrifice with steep grassy slopes on either side.
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  • Our guide, who himself was part of the 1982 war, took us here for a short visit. Glad he did. Seeing all the tombstones all with the same date on them was very sobering.  more »
  • It is a somber place but a good remember when for anyone wanted to reflect back on the happenings here in 1982. It contains the remains of 237 Argentinian Soldiers who died here during the Falklands....  more »
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  • We caught a bus across to Stanley, on the south side of the island. The small well-kept Military Cemetery was a short walk from the town. We were very disappointed to find a wedding party using the 'Cross of Sacrifice' as their 'backdrop'.
  • The Stanley Military Cemetery is the final resting site of about 500 allied soldiers who lost their lives, some of them defending Hong Kong to the bitter end in World War II, as well as 9 civilians who died at the Stanley Internment Camp. British soldiers were buried here from 1841 to 1866, but the practice was halted for nearly 80 years until the end of World War II. Built on a hill with sharp, grassy slopes, a set of stairs leads up from the main entrance with the Cross of Sacrifice displayed prominently on top.

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