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  Taukkyan War Cemetery

 

Myanmar

The Taukkyan War Cemetery is owned and maintained by the Commonwealth War Grave Commission, and mostly contains the remains of Allied soldiers who served in Myanmar during the Burma Campaign in World War II, although a few victims of World War I have also been buried here.

 

It is located in Taukkyan Town, in the township of Mingaladon near Yangon and is the largest of the three war cemeteries in Myanmar, one of the others being the Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, which mainly contains the graves of those who died during the construction of the Thailand-Burma Railway.

 

  Taukkyan War Cemetery

 

  Taukkyan War Cemetery

 

It has 6,374 graves mostly with remains gathered from isolated jungles graves, as well as from the original battlefield cemeteries at Akyab, Mandalay, Meiktila and Sahmaw, the latter being a Chindit cemetery containing the graves of British-India Special Force soldiers, many of those who died in the battle for Myitkyina.

 

It also has a memorial with almost 27,000 names of men of the Commonwealth land forces who died during the campaigns in Burma and who have no known grave, as well as over 1,000 names whose remains were cremated.

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  Taukkyan War Cemetery