Bomana War Cemetery, Port Moresby

#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Papua New Guinea
Cemetery · Tourist Spot
Pay respects at Bomana War Cemetery, a site that serves as the resting place for about 4,000 Papua New Guinea and Australian soldiers who died fighting the Japanese during World War II. The thousands of white marble headstones stand in long rows across a green field, and many relatives of the deceased travel here to leave flowers on the lost soldiers' graves. While it's true that Americans also died during the battle, most of their bodies were returned to U.S. soil. Also look for the Port Moresby Memorial behind the cemetery that commemorates the fallen soldiers. Make Bomana War Cemetery part of your personalized Port Moresby itinerary using our Port Moresby online visit planner.
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  • Go early, enjoy the peaceful place & cleanliness. Read messages on some of the plaques to realise what we have now is good.  more »
  • Here, thousands of soldiers who served in WWII to protect Papua have been laid to rest and this site is here as a sign of respect for the fighters. The environment is quiet and peaceful. It is also.....  more »
  • Very emotional. My uncle is buried here. Beautiful place of rest.
  • Breathtaking. Serene. So much incredible history.

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