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    Cowra War Cemetery (Cowra Australian War Cemetery) NSW Australia

Daniel Leahy 2012
Location
Cowra War Cemetery is located along Doncaster Drive to the north of the town of Cowra in New South Wales in Australia. Also known as Cowra Australian War Cemetery. Adjacent is the Cowra Japanese War Cemetery.

Wartime History
The Cowra War Cemetery (sometimes referred to as the Cowra Australian War Cemetery) was established as a burial site for Australian and Allied personnel who died in the Cowra area during the Second World War.

Listing of Burials
The following Allied personnel are buried at the Cowra War Cemetery. All but one are members of the Australian Army:

Row C:
D.C.1  Pte James Harford, SX33588  Died September 15, 1944
D.C.2  Cpl Alan Francis Boyd, VX71282  Died October 11, 1944
D.C.3  Pte Albert John Carter, SX33393  Died December 9, 1944
D.C.4  L/Cpl Allan Lumsden Aulsebrook, N52475  Died June 23, 1945
D.C.5  Sgt Eric William Campey, NX154963  Died September 3, 1945
D.C.6  Pte Percy John Dominick, N453802  Died September 17, 1945
D.C.7  Pte John Henry Bourke, N389117  Died November 10, 1946
D.C.8  Pte Norman Francis Karkoe, NX40344  Died November 24, 1945
D.C.9  Sgt Robert Dunn Medley, N104256  Died November 24, 1945
D.C.10  Cpl Robert Charles Carter, RAF 1029571  Died December 2, 1945 (Motorcycle Accident)
D.C.11  Pte Copral Desmond Lindsay Toole, NX195344  Died January 16, 1946

Row D:
D.D.1  Pte Mervin Drew Arnold, N409377  Died February 14, 1943
D.D.2  Cpl George Davis, NX51659  Died February 27, 1943
D.D.3  Pte Rex Keylock French, N224445  Died March 14, 1943
D.D.4  L/Cpl William Marshall Virtue, N272974  Died June 26, 1943
D.D.5  Pte Richard William Johnson, SX19786  Died July 7, 1943
D.D.6  Sgt Henry Albert Scutts, N104637  Died August 12, 1943
D.D.7  Pte John Thomas Connare, N244672  Died April 23, 1944
D.D.8  Pte James Caldwell Fraser, VX94903  Died July 8, 1944
D.D.9  Pte Charles Henry Shepherd, N387872  Died August 5, 1944 (Killed during POW Camp Breakout)
D.D.10  Pte Ralph Jones, N244527  died August 5, 1944 Cowra Breakout, George Cross
D.D.11  Pte Benjamin Gower Hardy, N103951  died August 5, 1944 Cowra Breakout, George Cross
D.D.12  Lt Harry Doncaster, VX52878  died August 5, 1944 (Killed while recapturing escaped POWs)
D.D.13  Pte Colin Walter Jones, NX177735  Died August 31, 1944
D.D.14  Pte Norman Brian Young, VX94193  Died August 31, 1944
D.D.15  Pte Geoffrey Donald Boyle, VX94272  Died August 31, 1944
D.D.16  Lt Valentine Colin Read, QX5039  Died August 31, 1944

References
CWGC - Cowra War Cemetery
Wales Online - 'Man in pilgrimage Down Under to visit uncle's grave' (November 26, 2009)
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for additional information

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Last Updated
April 30, 2020

 

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