Taukkyan War Cemetery


Posted on January 27th, by Juan in Activities, Monuments & Sights. 2 comments

Taukkyan war cemetery - near Yangon - Myanmar Travel Essentials

The Taukkyan war cemetery is a memorial to allied soldiers from the British Commonwealth who died in battle in Burma during the Second World War.

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It is located in Taukkyan, just 30 km from Yangon.

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“Here are recorded the names of twenty seven thousand soldiers of many races united in service to the British crown who gave their lives in Burma and Assam but to whom the fortune of war denied the customary rites accorded to their comrades in death”

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“They died for all free men”

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The memorial pillars contain the names of over 27,000 Commonwealth soldiers who died in Burma during the Second World War but who have no known grave.

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The cemetery contains the graves of 6,374 soldiers who died in the Second World War and the graves of 52 soldiers who died in Burma during the First World War. It’s very well kept with beautiful flowers.

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Taukkyan war cemetery - near Yangon - grave 3 - Myanmar Travel Essentials

Taukkyan war cemetery - near  Yangon - grave 2 - Myanmar Travel Essentials

Taukkyan war cemetery - near Yangon - grave - Myanmar Travel Essentials

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