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Cemeteries overseas

"If any resting places under heaven are made beautiful by men's hands, these will be, upon which the whole affection of the Empire will lavish its care." Where the Australians Rest, Department of Defence, Melbourne, 1920.

More than 90,000 Australians never returned from the World Wars. Those who were able to be identified now lie in marked graves in over 78 countries around the world. Every Australian war grave is and always will be cared for in perpetuity by a grateful nation.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Office of Australian War Graves (as its agent) share responsibility of maintaining Australian war graves in close to 800 cemeteries from the First and Second World Wars. Australia, as a member government, also contributes to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in proportion to the number of its war dead (6.05%).

War cemeteries overseas with more than 200 Australian war dead

Notes

·The numbers in the following lists include both identified and unidentified remains. The names of all whose remains were never identified are listed on Memorials to the Missing.

·Links in the lists take you to more information about each cemetery on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

Other information

War Cemeteries in Belgium

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War Cemeteries in Egypt

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War Cemeteries in France

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War Cemeteries in Germany

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War Cemeteries in Greece and Crete

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War Cemeteries in Indonesia

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War Cemeteries in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

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War Cemeteries in Japan

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War Cemeteries in Lebanese Republic

Beirut War Cemetery
269 Australian burials or cremations from the First World War and the Second World War

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War Cemeteries in Libya

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War Cemeteries in Malaysia

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War Cemeteries in Myanmar

Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery
1,348 Australian burials or cremations from the Second World War

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War Cemeteries in Papua New Guinea

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War Cemeteries in Singapore

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War Cemeteries in Syria

Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery
312 Australian burials or cremations from the First World War and the Second World War

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War Cemeteries in Thailand

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
1,362 Australian burials or cremations from the Second World War

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War Cemeteries in Turkey

All of Gallipoli
2,848 Australian burials or cremations from the First World War including:

For more information about Gallipoli see:

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War Cemeteries in the United Kingdom

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