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    Taukkyan War Cemetery Yangon Region Burma (Myanmar)

Location
Lat 17º02'08.24" Long 96º07'55.28"  Taukkyan War Cemetery is located in Taukkyan at Mingaladon in the Yangon Region in greater area in Burma (Myanmar). Located on the main highway No.1 (Pyay Road). From the centre of the city of Rangoon (Yangoon), 21 miles north and 11 miles from Rangoon Airfield (Yangon Airport).

Postwar
Built during 1951, Taukkyan War Cemetery is the largest of the three war cemeteries in Burma to consolidate the graves from the battlefield cemeteries at Akyab, Mandalay, Meiktila and Sahmaw, which were difficult to access and could not be maintained. The last was an original 'Chindit' cemetery containing many of those who died in the battle for Myitkyina. The graves have been grouped together at Taukkyan to preserve the individuality of these battlefield cemeteries.

Also, the cemetery includes the graves of 52 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War (World War I) were brought into the cemetery from Henzada (1); Meiktila Cantonment (8); Thayetmyo New (5); Thamakan (4); Mandalay Military (12) and Maymyo Cantonment (22). 

Taukkyan War Cemetery includes 6,374 identified burials and 867 unidentified burials administered by the Commonwealth War Grave Commission (CWGC).

Rangoon Memorial
Inscribed with the names of almost 27,000 men of the Commonwealth forces who died during Burma campaigns who have no known grave. 

Taukkyan Cremation Memorial
Commemorates more than 1,000 Second World War casualties whose remains were cremated in accordance with their faith.

Taukkyan Memorial
commemorates 45 servicemen of both wars who died and were buried elsewhere in Burma, but whose graves could not be maintained. 

References
CWGC - Rangoon Memorial

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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