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Dutch War Cemetery Kembang Kuning

(Indonesia - East Java - Surabaya)

Kembang Kuning Dutch War Cemetery contains more than 5,000 graves, of civilians who perished in the Japanese camps during the Japanese occupation which lasted from 1942 to 1945 as well as soldiers who were killed in the Second World War.

At the cemetery is the Karel Doorman Memorial located, which commemorates the Battle of the Javasea (27 February 1942). Written on the memorial are the names of 915 sailors who died at sea during this battle.

There are also graves from the post-war actions in the Dutch Indies and the campaign in New Guinea.

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries
  • Photos: Henk en Diana de Gouw van Zuylen

Address and contactinformation

Jalan Makam Kembang Kuning
WWII grade:

Oorlogsgravenstichting (OGS)

Nederlands ereveld Kembang Kuning te Surabaya

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Amongst others, the following persons are buried here or mentioned on the Wall of Missing (Overview)

Callaars, Joseph Hubertus Gerardus
* November 6th, 1928
December 29th, 1948
Plot: AA Grave: 13
Rooijakkers, Cornelis
* August 15th, 1918
July 2nd, 1946
Plot: C Grave: 197
Ru, de, Pieter Johannes
* July 20th, 1915
February 11th, 1942

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