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KIETA CEMETERY, BOUGAINVILLE

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Country:
Papua New Guinea
Identified Casualties:
1

Location Information

Kieta is located on the eastern coast of Bougainville Island, near the township of Arawa.

Historical Information

The German New Guinea Company established control over Bougainville and Buka, Choiseul, Shortland and Treasury Islands in 1885. In 1900, Germany transferred all of its claims in the Solomon Islands other than Bougainville and Buka to Great Britain while Britain, in return, withdrew from Western Samoa. During the First World War Australia occupied Bougainville together with the rest of German New Guinea; the League of Nations placed the territory under Australian mandate in 1920.

Kieta Cemetery contains one First World War burial.