Lae War Cemetery, Lae

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The Lae War Cemetery, established in 1944, is located adjacent to the Botanical Gardens in the centre of the city of Lae, the capital of Morobe Province, in Papua New Guinea. The cemetery is managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

In World War II, Japanese and Commonwealth soldiers fought to hold the strategic areas of Papua New Guinea, and the Morobe Province was the site of several heated campaigns in late 1942–1943; by 1944, the Japanese had been driven off the island. The cemetery holds the remains of over 2,800 soldiers, many of whom died in the Salamaua–Lae campaign, but also those who died in Japanese detention on the Island. As the remains of missing soldiers are recovered, they are interred in the cemetery.

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  • It is worth seeing but do not visit without independent security. There was a guard but he was not present when we arrived. The grounds when maintained show the servicemen who died on all sides of...  more »
  • We took a morning walk around the war cemetery. It was a friendly reminder of the order and cleanliness of Australia. The memorials are impressive and sad at the same time. So many Young men died...  more »
  • It is a very beautiful and peaceful place..
  • Under guard 24/7 nice place to walk around and the grounds are kept in tip condition

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