World War II Memorial
Jalan Tanjung Batu, Labuan, Malaysia
World War II Memorial Labuan Reviews
"Beautiful" burial and remembrance site Jun 09, 2011
This memorial site was constructed to remember the 3908 soldiers who were killed between 1942 and 1945 during World War 2. 2156 of those buried laid to rest here, were never identified.
The majority of the deceased soldiers were from the Australian Army, as well as the British Army. The Australian Government officiated this burial site in 1953. Other nationalities that lay here are from New Zealand, India and several locals. In november each year, a Remembrance Day is held, with family members of the killed soldiers and Malaysian & foreign veterans coming to pay their respects.
The site is the largest in Malaysia and is kept spotless & well preserved. The graves are in platoon like formations, surrounding a covered pathway. The columns of the covering have plaques on each of them with the army division and the names of the soldiers. In the middle of is the The Cross of Sacrifice.
It's free to visit and the reason why I rated as average is because not everyone likes to visit such sites during their holiday. If you have the time and wish to pay your respects, I would recommend to go.
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