Photographer's Note

Today, 25 April, is Anzac Day - the day Australians and New Zealanders remember those who made the supreme sacrifice.

As Bomana War Cemetery in Papua New Guinea does not appear elsewhere in TE I thought today would be an appropriate day to upload this photo.

Bomana War Cemetery is in the outskirts of Port Moresby and here lie the remains of 3819 soldiers - 702 are unidentified. Those who died fighting in Papua and Bougainville are buried here. This cemetery is also the resting place for 438 British Royal Artillerymen who were prisioners of the Japanese from Singapore and who died in captivity in the Solomon Islands.

On Anzac Day a dawn service is held at Bomana and it attracts a huge crowd.

They shall grow not old,
As we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them,
Nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun,
And in the morning
We will remember them.

In workshops I am including a photo of Bomana as I saw it from the air flying back from Kokoda and another showing a close-up of the white marble headstone of an unidentified soldier.

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