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Labuan War Cemetery

Labuan Island, Malaysia
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Annual Anzac Dawn and Twilight Service on 25th Apr

An emotional and sensitive experience with many local and tourist travelling through Sabah... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Ryan R
Tidy resting place

A silent, well kept spot for the heroes to rest. Info in a nut shell provided + bronze plates with... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Andy63Merikarvia
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Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery which contains a total number of 3,900 burials. The cemetery lies on the Jalan Tanjong Batu road which leads from the airport to the town. It is less than a kilometre from the airport and about 3 kilometres from the Island's town; Victoria. Within the Cemetery will be found the Labuan Memorial and the Labuan Cremation Memorial.
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

An emotional and sensitive experience with many local and tourist travelling through Sabah conducted by BEG Inc WA since 2000

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

A silent, well kept spot for the heroes to rest. Info in a nut shell provided + bronze plates with the ones buried here.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Made the trip to Labuan from KK to visit the Commonwealth War Graves Memorial.To me it's important to visit these places and honor those who gave their lives during war. So very many unknowns, mostly recovered from along the Sandakan Death March Route. Truly a...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Friends and recently went to pay our respects to those that lost their lives during World War II at the Labuan War Memorial and Cemetery. A very worthwhile visit and also very a moving experience. Their are many Australian, NZ and Indian from different regiments...More

2  Thank Marcus W
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Like many other war memorial cemeteries this becomes a little unique for members of the commonwealth who lost their lives fighting the Japanese in WW2. Nearly 60% of the graves are marked as" Known Only To God" including those prisoners of war on the infamous...More

2  Thank Stephen H
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

I don't know what it is about war cemeteries but they are very moving and this one is no different. The grounds are very well maintained and the inscriptions on some of the individual graves are very emotional. There is a yearly remembrance event held...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

For me, this is the best place in Labuan. Very well maintained. Take your time to read the inscriptions on the individual grave. It is so humbling and touching. Will definitely come to Labuan again just for this.

3  Thank KayAmahd
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

It is hard to image that so many brave young men lost their lives in this small theater of the war in the South Pacific. The cemetery is very maintained and the sacrifices of these Australian, New Zealand and India solders should always be remembered....More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This event is held every year in November in remembrance of the unsung heroes. Its a grand event with representatives from different nations and here on this day you are able to witness, how grand this event is. Here you can experience prayers being said...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Labuan War Cemetery (Malay: Tanah Perkuburan Perang Labuan) is a Commonwealth World War II graveyard in Labuan, Malaysia. Many of the personnel buried in this cemetery, including Indian and Australian troops, were killed during the Japanese invasion of Borneo or the Borneo campaign of 1945....More

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He is buried at Plot: 24. C. 10.
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