As Christmas can often be a time of reflection, so too are the memorials and cemeteries which I have spoken in the last two previous posts and the
From my understanding the fighting that took place in
The battle was decisive yet the Australians fought valiantly despite being heavily outnumbered. The stories that emerged from the months afterwards are emotional and exhausting, tales of survival as people tried to retreat to mainland
Members of the Lark Force and many civilians were also killed aboard the Montevideo Maru as she sailed away from
Once Rabaul had fallen, Lae fell shortly after, and then the push to capture the Coral Sea and
The history of the
The Delonix regia are not the main horticultural feature of the cemetery, this honour goes to a stand of Albizia sammans which grace and dominate the entrance. These massive trees are a vigilant reminder of the strength and fortitude that was required not once but twice by Australian Troops in this part of PNG. At this time of the year, let us remember those who served and those whom still provide defence duties for their countries.
Lest we forget.