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A gazebo erected by United States Navy personnel commemorates members of the service who died in service or were killed in action.

In 1943, 27 graves were used for American dead, and concrete crosses erected on each grave. In addition, a flagpole with the American flag was erected in the site. Arrangements were made for the flag to be raised and lowered daily with the cost met by the United States Army/Navy administration. The cemetery staff included the American section in their daily rounds of grave maintenance.

Later the Board received exhumation orders for all interred American personnel and the remains were transferred to the American War Graves section, at Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney, New South Wales. The original American flag pole was presented to the Young Australia League camp at Araluen. In 1979 the American navy personnel dedicated the memorial gazebo erected the previous year by crew members of the American navy in honour of their fallen comrades.


Address:Railway Parade, Cemetery, Karrakatta, 6010
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.973241
Long: 115.797831
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1979
Source: MA
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