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KINGSTON CEMETERY

  • Country Norfolk Island
  • Total identified casualties 5 Find these casualties
  • Casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: -29.05677, Longitude: 167.9669

Location information

Norfolk Island, which is administered by Australia, lies in the South-West Pacific, almost equidistant from Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. The cemetery is at Kingston, the capital of the island, and is located near Government House and the island's administrative offices.

History information

During the Second World War, Norfolk Island was garrisoned by New Zealand forces, who constructed an airfield which was used for anti-submarine patrols and as a staging depot for aircraft flying from Australia and New Zealand to the Pacific Islands. A radar station was added in 1943.

Kingston Cemetery contains four Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. Three of the graves are marked by Commission headstones and one by a private memorial. There is also one Commonwealth burial of the First World War, marked by a private memorial.