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    Adelaide River War Cemetery Northern Territory Australia

Location
Stuart Highway, Adelaide River (Stuart Highway) NT 0846, Australia
Tel: +61 8 8976

During 1942, the Adelaide River War Cemetery was established to bury Allied personnel killed in the Northern Territory during World War II. Also known as simply "Adelaide River Cemetery". Americans were buried at this location but exhumed postwar for permanent burial in the United States or Manila American Cemetery.

Northern Territory Memorial
Located at the Adelaide River War Cemetery to memorialize 289 missing in action from the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Air Force, the Australian Merchant Navy and the Services Reconnaissance Department who lost their lives in operations in the Timor and Northern Australian regions and in waters adjacent to Australia north of Latitude 20 South who have no known grave. It takes the form of a low structure in the style of an altar approached by two steps, with eight incised stone panels bearing the names of those whose memory it immortalizes. Each name is acknowledge as having "No Known Grave" (Missing In Action).

References
CWGC - Adelaide River War Cemetery

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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