Travels in Thailand part 7 War Memorial

Australian War Memorial and Cemetery, Thailand

Australian War Memorial and Cemetery, Thailand

On my last day in Thailand I went on a very long bus trip to the River Kwai. We had a very interesting tour guide. He was a lad when the Death Railway was being built by prisoners of war from Australia and several other countries.

Our first stop was at the War Memorial and Cemetery near the River Kwai. The vast majority of soldiers buried here were from Australia. They died during the construction of what became known as the Death Railway. This was a very sombre experience. No-one in my family is buried here.

I was very impressed with the standard of upkeep of this cemetery. The lawns are immaculately kept, as are the gravestones.

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