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    Jakarta War Cemetery Jakarta | Java Indonesia

Location
Jakarta War Cemetery is located in the suburb of Menteng Pulo, 11 kilometers from the center of Jakarta. Located adjacent to the Netherlands Field of Honour, Jakarta Selatan (South Jakarta). Open to the public 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday-Friday. Known locally as "Makam Perang Jakarta". Contains 946 identified graves.

History
This cemetery originally contained 474 Commonwealth war graves. In 1961 at the request of the Indonesian Government, the Commonwealth dead from the Netherlands Field of Honour at Sourabaya, and from those at Palembang, Medan and Muntok in Sumatra, were brought to this cemetery. Additional land was acquired to accommodate all the graves, and the total number of burials was increased to over 1,000.

Jakarta War Cemetery contains the graves of those who died in the defence of Java and Sumatra and many who perished as Prisoners Of War (POW). Among the dead are sailors that died in the Battle of the Java Sea, soldiers of "Blackforce" and airmen.

Plaques of the Missing
The memorial building contains bronze plaques which contain the names of the 58 identified officers and men who now lie buried at Ancol. Two main grass avenues cross the site, one running north-south and one east-west, and the Cross of Sacrifice stands at their intersection. The graves of members of the forces of undivided India lie on a terrace in the southern part of the cemetery where an

Indian Forces Monument
A stone pillar crowned by a sculptured wreath and bearing wreaths on two sides, with "INDIA" inscribed below one and "PAKISTAN" below the other. The graves are marked by bronze plaques set in concrete pedestals.

References
CWGC - Jakarta War Cemetery

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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