First World War & Second World War Cemeteries Overseas
More than 90,000 Australians left home never to return from the World Wars. They now rest in over 78 countries around the world.
Those whose remains were able to be identified lie in marked graves in close to 800 cemeteries overseas. The graves range from single plots or groups in civil cemeteries, to blocks of over a thousand in Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) war cemeteries near the sites of the most bloody battles and tragedies of the World Wars.
Every Australian war grave is and always will be cared for in perpetuity by a grateful nation.
From Tyne Cot Cemetery near Passchendaele on what was once the Western Front, where so many young Australians fell, to Labuan and Kranji War Cemeteries where the emaciated remains of POWs were finally laid to rest, these cemeteries tell the great tragedy of war.
Overseas cemeteries with more than 200 Australian war dead
"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.
| Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
|| Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, France
|| Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore
|| Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, France, 26 August 1919. French children tend the graves of Australians killed on the Western Front.|