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.