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Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Thanbyuzayat

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery is a Burma Railway related POW cemetery in Burma (Myanmar).It is located at the Burmese end of the construction range of the second world war railway construction, in Thanbyuzayat, and it was considered the location of the terminus of the railway.War deadThere are 3,617 former POWs buried there, 1,651 British; 1,335 Australians; 621 Dutch; 15 Indian Army; 3 New Zealanders; one Canadian. There are 621 Dutch war graves, the rest being from Britain and the Commonwealth.
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  • The cemetery is a stark reminder of the futility of war.The cemetery is only a short distance from the centre of town and worth the long journey. Combine the visit by visiting the old Japanese rail lo...  read more »
  • Our Uncle died on the 21st October 1943 on the Burma(Death) Railway as a POW captured during the fall of Singapore. His remains were moved to this cemetery where he and 3,769 other victims of the Japa...  read more »
  • Beautifully maintained preserving the dignity of those who sacrificed their lives. Walking around reading the names, birthplace and age of the fallen was an emotional journey. I encourage visitors to ...  read more »
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