The Christian Cemetery

at

Kamunting Road

Taiping  Perak

Malaysia

Entrance Portal

 

 Inside the Portal there is three Roll of Honour plaques one on the right has all the names of the UK Forces and their dependants

 The one to the left has names of the Commonwealth Forces and their dependants.

 Above these two plaques is the inner entrance is the one for the Federation of Malaya Police

All of the people names entered are buried within the cemetery.

 

                                                           

 The plaques are made of black granite and are very reflective and it is difficult to take a clear photo

  

Taiping was formerly a garrison town for the British Army from 1945 to 1959

And was the Headquarters for the 28th Commonwealth Brigade

It is now garrisoned by the Malaysian Armed Forces.

This Christian Cemetery is situated approx 1 mile outside of the town on the Asam Kumbang Road.

It is easily recognisable by its large Porch at the entrance and the line of tall trees on the right that shade many of the servicemen's graves.

The graves of the British and Commonwealth service men and their wives and children, are fairly well concentrated in plots and rows and graves are well spaced and are easily distinguishable by their headstones.

Maintenance and supervision of these graves are the responsibility of the Military Section of the British High Commission Kuala Lumpur.

They now includes the graves of the seven Federation of Malaya Police Officers

It was said by the Military Attaché of the BHC in June 2003 that the graves of all

Military personnel would be in he near future be handed over to the

Commonwealth War Graves Commission. (CWGC)

 

Summary of British & Commonwealth Forces along with Dependants Graves

Who are interned in Kamunting Rd. Taiping

 

Armed Services & Dependants

Total

Royal Navy

1

Royal Marine Commando

11

British Army Regiments & Corps

80

Dependant of British Army Personnel

27

Royal Air Force

2

Royal Air Force Dependants

4

Royal Australian Army

28

Dependants Royal Australian Army

10

1st & 2nd Bn's New Zealand Regiments

7

Dependants Royal Australian Air Force

2

Sarawak Rangers

4

Federation of Malaya Police

7

The Leicestershire Regiment (1942 grave)

1

1/2 Punjab Regiment (1937 grave)

1

Dependant of British Civilian employed by Services

1

 

186

                                         A full list containing each individual Grave is attached

 

Kamunting Road Cemetrey Layout

                 

 

The majority of servicemen's graves are located in Plots B, E, and F & K

Dependant's graves (wives & children) are all in Plots H, I, M, N.

There are a few scattered graves mainly for the Federation of Malaya Police

Also for those of other religious denominations

Plot Q is where the Sarawak Rangers are buried and as Muslims their graves face towards Mecca

And for religious reasons they cannot be exhumed.

In Plor R to the right of the entrance Portal there is two graves where the Father and Daughter are buried next to one another.

As in Plot I husband and wife are buried next to each other

  

The number of graves in each plot is

 

B

E

F

H

I

K

M

N

Q

R

FMP

Odd

17

56

7 *

32

16

34

6

3

4

2

7

2 *

 

Two odd graves

One is a Lt. Orme of the 1/2 Punjab Regiment who died 27 Feb 1937  * buried in Plot F grave 21

The other is a soldier from the Leicester Regiment who died on the 17th December 1941 Pte.Pargiter

 

View of some of the Graves

 

 More photos can be seen in the Leicester Section of the Photo Album

 

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