Other Conflicts

Malayan Emergency 1948–1960

Of the 36 Australian war dead from this conflict, the majority are buried in Malaysia at the Kamunting Road Christian Cemetery, Taiping, West Malaysia. Several are buried at Western Road Christian Cemetery, Penang and one lies at Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia. A small number are buried at Kranji War Cemetery in Singapore.

The Terendak Military Cemetery in Malaysia also contains a Memorial to the Missing on which those with no known grave are commemorated. Contact the Malaysian, Australian High Commission for further information on visiting these sites.

Indonesian Confrontation 1963–1966

There are 17 Australian war dead from this conflict. They lie in the Terendak Military Cemetery in Malaysia and Kranji War Cemetery in Singapore.

Where ashes were scattered, a commemoration was placed in an OAWG Garden of Remembrance.

The Gulf War 1990-1991

The Gulf War Nominal Roll includes all personnel involved in the hostilities and associated operations in the Persian Gulf from August 1990 to September 1991.

Recent conflicts

Since 1966, Australian service personnel who have died in conflicts overseas have been repatriated to Australia, if practicable [2]. This means that Australian war dead from more recent conflicts and operations are generally officially commemorated either at the gravesite or crematorium, or in an OAWG Garden of Remembrance, according to the wishes of the family. The place of burial or cremation is not necessarily the place of the official commemoration; the family may choose to have a private burial or cremation site and have the official commemoration separately at a Garden of Remembrance.

Those members of the Australian Defence Forces who have died while on active service in the recent conflicts and operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, East Timor and the Solomon Islands rest in civil cemeteries and crematoria around Australia. They are either officially commemorated as Australian war dead there or at a Garden of Remembrance.

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Need to find out more about where a particular person who died during a conflict is commemorated? Just ask us.

 Springvale Garden of Remembrance, Victoria

 Anzac Day 2005, Dili Beach, East Timor
Anzac Day 2005,
Dili Beach, East Timor

Springvale Garden of Remembrance, Victoria  
 Anzac Day 2005, Dili Beach, East Timor  Terendak Memorial to the Missing, Terendak Military Cemetery, Malaysia
Anzac Day 2005,
Dili Beach, East Timor
Terendak Memorial to the Missing, Terendak Military Cemetery, Malaysia

Footnotes

  1. The Terendak Military Cemetery is located within an operating military base. Intending visitors are advised to make arrangements via the Australian High Commission in Malaysia.  
  2. Cabinet decision of 19/1/1966.  
  3. It is envisaged that, as the Nominal Rolls for recent conflicts develop, they will include details of the place of commemoration for each person.
See: Australian High Commission in Malaysia (Foreign Affairs website)