Japanese War Cemetery

Japanese war cemetery, Doncaster Drive, Cowra NSW, Australia

The Japanese War Cemetery is the only Japanese cemetery in Australia, home to the 523 men and women that had died during World War II, including those who died at the Prisoner of War Camp in 1944. This was the largest prisoner of war breakout in military history, and the people that were killed are all housed within this cemetery as a place built for their honour and respect.

Within the cemetery, you can find information about those who lost their lives, as well as internees involved in the POW Camp and other battles during that time. There are also more than a dozen bodies that have never been identified but remain at the cemetery as a place of rest. There exists both an Australian and Japanese section, however, the majority of the cemetery places an emphasis on the lives of the Japanese nationals that were lost during this time.


Japanese war cemetery, Doncaster Drive, Cowra NSW, Australia