Taiping War Cemetery, Taiping

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The Taiping War Cemetery is the final resting place for Allied personnel who were killed during World War II, particularly the Malayan Campaign and the Japanese occupation of Malaya. Servicemen who died after the war or during their posting in northern Malaya prior to the Malayan Emergency are also interred here. The cemetery is located in Bukit Larut, Taiping, Perak, Malaysia and was erected and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
There are more than 850 World War II casualties commemorated in this cemetery, including more than 500 who remain unidentified.
The Malayan CampaignTaiping was on the British line of retreat during the Japanese invasion of Malaya along the West Coast of the peninsular. Normally hosting a garrison of one Indian Army infantry battalion, the forces in Taiping had been augmented with a casualty receiving station set up and the Indian 20th Combined General Hospital had been posted there.
The town was also used as a rest and refitting centre for the 6th and 15th Indian Infantry Brigade during the ongoing battles in northern Malaya with numerous medical units being stationed there before retreating towards Singapore.
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  • We had made a short detour to the said cemetery on our round trip. Well preserved and maintained. The symmetrical arrangement of the stones is worth mentioning.
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  • A local restaurant owner suggested strongly that we seem out the war cemetery. We are glad we did. It is a simple and moving tribute to the fallen from the Malayan, Indian and British/Australian force...  more »
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  • One of the most somber places in Malaysia, with many graves of fallen soldiers of the Allied forces from World War Two. Best to visit at daybreak when the sun peeks up behind Maxwell Hill
  • The War Cemetery is well maintained and honors the soldiers of the Allied forces that gave their lives in the defence of Malaya during the WW2. The gravestones documents the name of the soldier and the regiment he represented and also the date he fell. There are also gravestones without the names of the soldiers as they are unknown. Very touching and solemn cemetery.
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