Kranji War Cemetery in Singapore

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Few facts about the Kanji War Cemetery

  • Location: Kranji in northern Singapore
  • Designer: Colin St. Clair Oakes
  • Year of Establishment: 1946
  • Total no. of burials: 4461
  • No. of unknown burials: 850
  • No. of World War 1 burials: 64
  • No. of World War 2 burials:4394
Around 4461 allied soldiers who died during the World War 2 are laid to rest in this War Cemetery and of them about 850 bodies could not be identified. The War graves are marked with the names of the soldiers and the lawns surrounding the graves are well-manicured.

History of the Kranji War Cemetery

The area of Kranji originally acted as a military base. When the Japanese occupied Malaysia, the Kanji area was used as a store-house for ammunitions.

After occupying Singapore the Japanese set-up a camp for the prisoners of war at the area and also established a hospital at the nearby Woodlands. The cemetery at the Kranji was turned into a permanent cemetery after the World War 2.Further concentration of graves from Saigon and from the nearby areas led to the extension of the cemetery. The Kranji War Memorial also known as the Singapore War Memorial stands above the War Cemetery. It consists of the War graves, the State cemetery, the Memorial Walls and the Military Graves.

The names of over 25,000 allied soldiers killed in the war, are inscribed on both sides of the twelve columns of the Memorial Walls. Their bodies were never recovered.

About 4,458 allied soldiers are laid to rest in the Kranji War Graves. The graves are marked with the names of the soldiers, and the lawns surrounding the graves are nicely manicured.

To the north of the Kranji War Cemetery lies the State Cemetery. It's the burial ground of Singapore's first 2 presidents, Inche Yusuf bin Ishak and Benjamin Henry Sheares.

The Military Grave is the final resting place of the commonwealth soldiers and it lies to the east of the Kranji War Cemetery.

The Memorial Ground seats on a hilly-terrain overlooking the mostly under-developed landscape. During the time of the Japanese occupation it acted as a burial-ground for the hospital but later on it was turned into a military-cemetery.

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