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Taiping, Kamunting Christian Cemetery, Malaysia

Taiping is a town in Perak State, about 97 kilometres south-east of Penang in the north- west of Malaysia. The cemetery, formerly known as Penang Road Civil Cemetery, is on the road from Ipoh to Penang (Jalan Kamunting) at milestone 54, about 4 kilometres south of Taiping town. The area is called Happy Park and faces Taman Taiping (Taiping Garden). Within the cemetery the single 1939-1945 Commonwealth war grave will be found to the left of the main entrance lane and just behind the plot of military graves dating from the mid-fifties.

There is 1 Commonwealth burial of the 1939-1945 war commemorated in this site. C.W.G.C. now care for the 186 non World War burials including an unidentified child of a member of the Royal Australian Regiment in Plot H. Grave 32. Tiose who died after World War 2 gave their lives in Malayan Emergency 16 June 1948 - 31 July 1960, Indonesian Confrontation 24 December 1962 - 1 August 1966 and the Malay Peninsula 19 February 1964 - 11 August 1966.

Taiping (Kamunting Road) Christian Cemetery is open at all times. A database of service personnel from all Commwealth Forces that died during the Emergency can be found here.

[Extract taken from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website]

Photographs courtesy and copyright © Kayes Cyk 2007

Rest area within cemetery containing the Roll of Honour.
Note the Rolls of Honour at the far end.
View of the cemetery
One of two Rolls of Honour in the rest area in
Kamunting Christian Cemetery
View of the cemetery

Grave of A W Keen

Alfred William KEEEN
Private 2/410190
2nd Battalion,
Royal Australian Regiment
Died of Illness
21 October 1956
Aged 26.

View of graves from the Emergency in the cemetery
Entrance to Kamunting Christian Cemetery
View of graves from the Emergency in the cemetery
View of graves from the Emergency in the cemetery

Graves of T.M. Quinn and C.C. Anderson

Thomas Michael QUINN
Corporal 22811540
Royal Army Service Corps
Died 21 February 1956
Aged 36
Born 8 August 1919
Row B. Grave 66.
Cecil Charles ANDERSON
Sergeant 2/7271,
2nd Battalion,
Royal Australian Regiment
Killed in action
4 March 1956

Grave of H.E.A. Hurn

Henry Edward Arthur HURN
Pilot 1st Class 1586189, RAF Tengah, Royal Air Force
Died 24 July 1950
Aged 27
Born 16 March 1923
Awarded the British Empire Medal (B.E.M.)
Row E. Grave 4.

Grave of the son of Corporal S.G. Long
A/43332 R.A.A.F.
Church of England
Died on 12 January 1962

Grave of Mrs. Richardson D/O
school teacher British
Army Chidren's School

Roman Catholic Died on 7 February 1962

External view of Kamunting Christian Cemetery
Grave of Leslie Wernham, Federation of Malaya Police
Born 29th July 1927
Killed in action near Taiping, Perak
24th July 1960

Last updated 3 April, 2020

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