Rabaul War Cemetery, Rabaul

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Rabaul War Cemetery is located in Rabaul. See Rabaul War Cemetery and all East New Britain has to offer by arranging your trip with our East New Britain road trip planner .
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  • Our guide took us here on a tour. It is historical and very moving. This is one of the most immaculate cemeteries that I have seen. It is beautifully kept. Australian, British and British allied troop...  more »
  • The war cemetery is located about 50 km south of Rabaul, and about 5 km southwest of Kokopo. From 1945, the Army's burial organization took over the cemetery and from 1947 managed the cemetery of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. In the tombs, there are those who lost their lives during the war in New Britain and New Ireland or those who died in the area as prisoners of war. The bodies were brought to the cemetery from the isolated places or from temporary military cemeteries. The cemetery contains 1114 Commonwealth tombs from World War II of which 495 of them are unidentified tombs. There are also 32 Australian and German tombs from World War I to this cemetery. The cemetery was well groomed and this is a quiet place that can be withdrawn to go around among the tombs and read on the different plates that showed the names and the dressing they had belonged to.
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