Many Australians travelling abroad visit Commonwealth War Graves Commission war cemeteries where Australian Service personnel are buried or commemorated. However, few of the 70 Commission war cemeteries, scattered throughout Australia, attract similar interest among Australians at home. These cemeteries, which range in size from several hectares to small plots, are comparable with any found throughout the world.
In Australia, the Office of Australian War Graves maintains 11,651 war graves. Of these, approximately half are in war cemeteries and the remainder are distributed among some 900 civil cemeteries throughout the nation. There are also memorials to 1,033 missing personnel...
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