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“A Poignant Remembrance”

Taiping War Cemetery
Ranked #4 of 21 things to do in Taiping
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Owner description: Taiping War Cemetery was created by the Army after the defeat of Japan for the reception of graves brought from the battlefields, from numerous temporary burial grounds, and from village and other civil cemeteries where permanent maintenance would not be possible. There are separate entrances to the two parts, the plots of Christian graves lying on the south-eastern side of the road and the Muslim and Gurkha graves on the opposite side. In the Muslim and Gurkha section the Stone of Remembrance stands in front of a high bank which forms the north-western boundary. The two small shelters in the cemetery have been constructed of local stone, and a low stone wall flanks the road on each side.
Melaka, Malaysia
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“A Poignant Remembrance”
Reviewed October 12, 2011

The Taiping War Cemetery is similar to other war memorials or cemetery in other countries dedicated to the fallen heroes of the Second World War.

The Japanese sweep of the Malayan Peninsular during the Second World War was swift and the British soldiers were left with the tough task of holding them at bay. Taiping was on the British line of retreat down the west coast of the country, where the town was used as a rest and re-fitment centre. It was also here was the casualties were treated.

There are separate entrances to the Taiping War Cemetery as the plots of Christian graves lie on the south-eastern side of the road while the Muslim and Gurkha graves on the opposite side. In the Muslim and Gurkha section the Stone of Remembrance stands in front of a high bank which forms the north-western boundary.

There are now 12, 1914-1918 unidentied war casualties buried here and over 850, 1939-1945 war casualties commemorated, out of which, more than 500 are unidentified.

Visited November 2010
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