rangoon war cemetery

RANGOON WAR CEMETERY

RANGOON WAR CEMETERY​

HISTORY INFORMATION
Rangoon War Cemetery was first used as a burial ground immediately following the recapture of Rangoon in May 1945. Later, the Army Graves Service moved in graves from several burial sites in and around Rangoon, including those of the men who died in Rangoon Jail as prisoners of war.

There are now 1,381 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 85 of the burials are unidentified and there are special memorials to more than 60 casualties whose graves could not be precisely located.

In 1948, the graves of 36 Commonwealth servicemen who died in Rangoon during the First World War were moved into this cemetery, 35 of them from Rangoon Cantonment Cemetery and one from Rangoon (Pazundaung) Town Cemetery.

The Rangoon Memorial is located in Taukkyan War Cemetery.
  1. SOE Saw Tun Lwin,

    SURNAME Saw Tun Lwin FORENAME UNIT Force 136 SOE RANK Rifleman NUMBER 50134 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1944 AGE GRAVESITE Rangoon War Cemetery,Myanmar Coll.grave 4.A.13-20 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Burma Rifles POW - executed Rangoon date of death in Commonwealth...
  2. SOE Saw Peter,

    SURNAME Saw Peter FORENAME UNIT Force 136 SOE RANK Gunner NUMBER 2727 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1944 AGE GRAVESITE Rangoon War Cemetery,Myanmar Coll.grave 4.A.13-20 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Burma Auxiliary Force POW - executed Rangoon
  3. SOE Saw San Aye,

    SURNAME Saw San Aye FORENAME UNIT Force 136 SOE RANK Recruit NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1944 AGE GRAVESITE Rangoon War Cemetery,Myanmar Coll.grave 4.A.13-20 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 1 Bn Keren Rifles POW - executed Rangoon
  4. SOE Saw Pe,

    SURNAME Saw Pe FORENAME UNIT Force 136 SOE RANK Recruit NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1944 AGE GRAVESITE Rangoon War Cemetery,Myanmar Coll.grave 4.A.13-20 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 1 Bn Keren Rifles POW - executed Rangoon
  5. SOE Saw He Be,

    SURNAME Saw He Be FORENAME UNIT Force 136 SOE RANK Recruit NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1944 AGE 16 GRAVESITE Rangoon War Cemetery,Myanmar Coll.grave 4.A.13-20 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 1 Bn Keren Rifles born 1928 Karen from Toungoo area SOE 17.10.1942 w/t...
  6. CHINDITS 1943 Wyse, Kenneth Renwick

    SURNAME Wyse FORENAME Kenneth Renwick UNIT Royal Air Force (2 Column) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 570840 DATE OF DEATH 21st August 1943 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Rangoon War Cemetery,Myanmar Sp.Mem. 9.D.12 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of David and Jean Stuart Wyse,Port...
  7. PARAS Johnson, Alexander Percival

    SURNAME Johnson FORENAME Alexander Percival UNIT 12 Bn (Commanding Officer) (Suffolk Regiment,attached) RANK Lieutenant Colonel NUMBER 52653 DATE OF DEATH 12th June 1944 AGE 32 GRAVESITE Ranville War Cemetery,France IVA.C.10 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Berkshire resided...
  8. CHINDITS 1943 Hosegood, Graham Cowell

    SURNAME Hosegood FORENAME Graham Cowell UNIT South Wales Boderers,attached 13 Bn King's Regiment (Liverpool) (Intelligence Officer Brigade HQ) RANK Captain NUMBER 134273 DATE OF DEATH 9th April 1945 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Rangoon War Cemetery,Myanmar 6.J.2 ADDITIONAL...
  9. CHINDITS 1943 Yeomans, Herbert Kitchener

    SURNAME Yeomans FORENAME Herbert Kitchener UNIT 13 Bn King's Regiment (Liverpool) RANK Private NUMBER 5116731 DATE OF DEATH 8th June 1944 AGE 29 GRAVESITE Rangoon War Cemetery,Myanmar 5.D.2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Birmingham resided Birmingham son of Edward James and...
  10. CHINDITS 1943 Wray, Albert

    SURNAME Wray FORENAME Albert UNIT 13 Bn King's Regiment (Liverpool) RANK Lance Sergeant NUMBER 3780081 DATE OF DEATH 7th March 1944 AGE 31 GRAVESITE Rangoon War Cemetery,Myanmar Sp.Mem. Joint grave 9.D.11 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Lancashire son of William Thomas and...
  11. CHINDITS 1943 Wood, Sidney

    SURNAME Wood FORENAME Sidney UNIT 13 Bn King's Regiment (Liverpool) RANK Private NUMBER 3781647 DATE OF DEATH 19th August 1944 AGE 33 GRAVESITE Rangoon War Cemetery,Myanmar 6.H.1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Oldham,Lancashire resided Cheshire son of James and Mary Ann...
  12. CHINDITS 1943 Withey, Francis

    SURNAME Withey FORENAME Francis UNIT 13 Bn King's Regiment (Liverpool) RANK Private NUMBER 7016685 DATE OF DEATH 29th January 1944 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Rangoon War Cemetery,Myanmar 6.C.2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born London NW resided London NW son of John Henry and Caroline...
  13. CHINDITS 1943 Willis, James Arthur

    SURNAME Willis FORENAME James Arthur UNIT Royal Corps of Signals (77 Ind.Inf Bde Signal Section) RANK Lance Corporal NUMBER 6103385 DATE OF DEATH 11th September 1943 AGE 27 GRAVESITE Rangoon War Cemetery,Myanmar 6.F.2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Newcastle-on-Tyne son of...
  14. CHINDITS 1943 Williams, Ivor Sidney

    SURNAME Williams FORENAME Ivor Sidney UNIT 13 Bn King's Regiment (Liverpool) RANK Private NUMBER 4197554 DATE OF DEATH 27th June 1944 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Rangoon War Cemetery,Myanmar Coll.grave 6.G.1-3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Swansea,Glamorgan resided Swansea,Glamorgan
  15. CHINDITS 1943 Whyment, Harry Leonard

    SURNAME Whyment FORENAME Harry Leonard UNIT 13 Bn King's Regiment (Liverpool) RANK Private NUMBER 5105487 DATE OF DEATH 29th June 1943 AGE 33 GRAVESITE Rangoon War Cemetery,Myanmar Sp.Mem. Joint grave 9.D.9 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Warwickshire son of Alfred and Emmie...
  16. CHINDITS 1943 Whiting, Charles Henry

    SURNAME Whiting FORENAME Charles Henry UNIT 13 Bn King's Regiment (Liverpool) RANK Private NUMBER 3780052 DATE OF DEATH 6th September 1943 AGE 31 GRAVESITE Rangoon War Cemetery,Myanmar Sp.Mem. Joint grave 9.D.9 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Hampshire son of James Alfred...
  17. CHINDITS 1943 White, Jack

    SURNAME White FORENAME Jack UNIT Royal Corps of Signals (77 Ind.Inf Bde Signal Section) RANK Signalman NUMBER 3780658 DATE OF DEATH 10th February 1944 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Rangoon War Cemetery,Myanmar 5.D.10 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Cardiff resided London SW son of George...
  18. CHINDITS 1943 Watt, Alexander Pryde

    SURNAME Watt FORENAME Alexander Pryde UNIT Royal Corps of Signals (77 Ind.Inf Bde Signal Section) RANK Signalman NUMBER 885195 DATE OF DEATH 3rd July 1943 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Rangoon War Cemetery,Myanmar Sp.Mem. 9.D.7 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born East Lothian resided...
  19. CHINDITS 1943 Walmsley, Dennis

    SURNAME Walmsley FORENAME Dennis UNIT 13 Bn King's Regiment (Liverpool) RANK Lance Corporal NUMBER 3780147 DATE OF DEATH 17th May 1944 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Rangoon War Cemetery,Myanmar 5.F.8 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Lancashire son of Harry and Margaret...
  20. CHINDITS 1943 Walker, Rex

    SURNAME Walker FORENAME Rex UNIT 13 Bn King's Regiment (Liverpool) RANK Lieutenant NUMBER 130974 DATE OF DEATH 24th June 1943 AGE 32 GRAVESITE Rangoon War Cemetery,Myanmar 5.J.5 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Manchester resided Cheshire son of George Edward and Maud Gaywood...
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