World War II cemetery, Rangoon

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  • Yangon

    by Thatoeminn Updated Jun 2, 2011

    The roads in Myanmar much better for the tourist destination now. Even monsoon time in Myanmar good enough to make a good trip. I would like to suggest you, you should better to visit Central Myanmar, Mandalay, Bagan and Shan state, Inlay Lake, you can spend the time and enjoy with local lovely peoples. 10 day is good enough to make trip these area. I am sure you will have wonderful time there. You can get low prices in "off season" for the hotel, transportation,etc.

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    World War II cemetary

    by vodolaz Updated Jul 14, 2006

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    There is World War II cemetary in Yangon , keeping with love and tender.
    British soldiers on the whole.
    You can see the names on these tombstones , or " known unto God "...
    Remember the tomb...
    R.I.P.

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    Taukkyan War Cemetery

    by hjohnso4 Written Jan 28, 2004

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    Taukkyan War Cemetery

    The largest of the three war cemeteries in Burma. It was begun in 1951 for the reception of graves from four battlefield cemeteries at Akyab, Mandalay, Meiktila and Sahmaw which were difficult to access and could not be maintained. The last was an original 'Chindit' cemetery containing many of those who died in the battle for Myitkyina. The graves have been grouped together at Taukkyan to preserve the individuality of these battlefield cemeteries Burials were also transferred from civil and cantonment cemeteries, and from a number of isolated jungle and roadside sites. Because of prolonged post-war unrest, considerable delay occurred before the Army Graves Service were able to complete their work, and in the meantime many such graves had disappeared. However, when the task was resumed, several hundred more graves were retrieved from scattered positions throughout the country and brought together here. The cemetery now contains 6,374 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 867 of them unidentified. In the 1950s, the graves of 52 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War were brought into the cemetery from the following cemeteries where permanent maintenance was not possible. The Cemetery also contains: The TAUKKYAN CREMATION MEMORIAL commemorating more than 1,000 Second World War casualties whose remains were cremated in accordance with their faith.

    The Burma campaigns were largely fought by the Indian Army and the Victorian names of the regiments involved remind one of how many nationalities fought under the British Flag and make this a most unique war cemetary. Australians, South Africans, East and West Africans and Ghurkas losses are also represented.

    Units:

    Native Military Corps
    Bengal Sappers and Miners
    2nd Punjab Regiment
    13th Frontier Force Rifles
    9th Gurkah Rifles
    Indian Pioneer Corp
    West African Engineers
    Burma Rifles
    5th Mahratta Light infantry
    4th Bombay Grendiers
    6th Rajputana Rifles
    9th Jat Regiment
    10th Baluch Regiment
    12 Frontier Force Regiment

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    Visit the War Memeorial

    by gabriellefox Written Aug 25, 2002

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    It was dawn when we stopped at the war cemetery just outside Yangon. The thin grey light barely lit the well-maintained headstones and marble pillars and I got some very atmospheric photos. I found out that one of my uncles was responsible for the design and up keep of the cemetery after the Forgotten War and I hoped that all who lay within these walls buried in a strange land were now at peace.

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