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Casualties from Second World War

Due to major renovation work the memorial will be closed to the public until December 2017.

Located in the centre of Taukkyan War Cemetery in Burma (now Myanmar) is Rangoon Memorial. It commemorates nearly 27,000 Land Forces of the British Empire who died during the campaigns in Burma and who have no known grave.

In December 1941, Japanese forces invaded Burma, catapulting the nation into the Second World War. By March 1942, the Japanese had captured the capital city of Rangoon and their occupation of the country began.

key features

  • Rangoon Memorial is located in Taukkyan War Cemetery in Burma (now Myanmar)
  • It commemorates those Land Forces of the British Empire who died during the campaigns in Burma
  • The memorial was designed by H J Brown, who worked on several cemeteries and memorials for the Commission in India and Pakistan
  • It was unveiled on 9 February 1958 by General Sir Francis Festing, Commander in Chief of the Far East Land Forces

History

Work began in 1951 for the reception of graves from four battlefield cemeteries which were difficult to access.

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Rangoon Memorial is located in the centre of Taukkyan War Cemetery. The cemetery is open every day.

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