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“An emotional experience”

Labuan War Cemetery
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Owner description: 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.
Wangaratta, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“An emotional experience”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

The memorial is a war cemetery where the remains of many Australian., British, Indian ,some USA and other service people who died in Japanese POW camps and on the Sandakan death march, are buried.
There are a large number of grave markers, of which many have inscriptions like " A soldier of the 1941 - 1945 war, Known Unto God", made it extremely emotional as it means that to this day families do not know what happened to their kin.
Also the number of markers for those that died in the very last months of the war, when it was nearly over, added to the emotion as it was all so pointless.
The whole area is beautifully presented and maintained.
If you go to Labuan, do not miss the experience.

Visited June 2013
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Katy, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“War Memorial”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Very nice place, clean and very respectful, ground are well kept and easy to find. A place to relax and thing about peace

Visited August 2012
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Historical”
Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

The last time I was here is when I was still a kid and it was 25years ago. A memorial park with historical Scripture.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Stacy G
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Darwin
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A time to remember”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

The war memorial cemetery is well maintained and is a somber reminder of the supreme sacrifice made by so many Australians and others across Malaysia. I felt humbled by the experience.

Visited April 2013
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Deal
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Remembrance”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

I was last there in 1965 as a young soldier in the British Army. Little had changed and the place still stirs the same emotions and memories. I was grateful and humbled to see local Malaysians toiling under the sun to maintain the monuments. Tremakasi.

Visited April 2013
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