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JAKARTA (ANCOL) NETHERLANDS FIELD OF HONOUR

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Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
JAKARTA (ANCOL) NETHERLANDS FIELD OF HONOUR Print this image


Country:
Indonesia
Identified Casualties:
58

Location Information

The cemetery is adjacent to the Ancol recreation centre, through which visitors to the cemetery must pass. The gates are closed and access is via ringing a bell at the gate. Staff live on site so access is 24 hours.

Most burials are in mass graves: in each register entry the Roman numeral indicates the mass grave and the Arabic number the location of the symbolic marker on which the casualty is commemorated.

Visiting Information

Jakarta (Ancol) Netherlands Field of Honour is open every day between 07:00 and 18:00.

Historical Information

This Field of Honour covers what was once a mangrove swamp where hundreds of men and women were executed by the Japanese during the Second World War. In addition, many of the British and Australian casualties were originally buried in mass graves in Soembang and these were reburied in Ancol in 1950. There are now 131 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-1945 war commemorated here, 73 of which are unidentified. The 58 identified officers and men are also commemorated by name on bronze panels on the walls of the shelter building in Jakarta War Cemetery.