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KOWLOON ST. RAPHAEL'S CATHOLIC CEMETERY

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Country:
China, (including Hong Kong)
Identified Casualties:
1

Location Information

The cemetery is on the mainland at Kowloon on the northern side of Wing Hong Street.

From the cemetery entrance follow the main roadway for approximately 200 metres, then turn right and climb the steps at the sign for Plot 2 III, where the chapel can be seen 50 metres to the left. Continue up the steps to the next entrance marked 3II, which is level in height with the chapel roof. The Commission headstone marking the single Commonwealth war grave is adjacent to the chapel roof, in the third row from the front of the terrace.

Historical Information

During the Second World War, Hong Kong fell to Japanese forces on Christmas Day 1941 following a brief but intense period of fighting. Most of those buried or commemorated on the island were killed at this time or died later as internees or prisoners of war during the Japanese occupation.

There is one burial of the Second World War in this civil emetery.