Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

I have just recently visited Kanchanaburi in Thailand and during my visit I had paid my respects to the fallen and on behalf of our RSL I erected a small memorial on the Cross of Sacrifice 


In World War 2, twenty-two thousand Australians were captured defending Malaya, Singapore, and the Netherlands East Indies. An estimated 8031 died in captivity as Prisoners-of-War (POWs) of the Japanese.

Some 13000 Australian POWs were transported to Burma and Thailand to work on the 420 kilometre Burma–Thailand Railway where nearly 2650 Australians died -- from disease, deprivation and horrendous brutality at the hands of their captors.

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