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Kanchanaburi War Cemetary

Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand

About Kanchanaburi War Cemetary

The Kanchanaburi War Cemetary – known locally as the Don-Rak cemetery – is located on the main road (Saeng Chuto Road) in the town of Kanchanaburi.

There lies close to 7,000 former POWs prisoners of war, mostly British, Australian and Dutch but other Commonwhealth servicemen as well, who sacrified their lives building the Death Railway during WWII. This was the notorious 258 mile long Burma-Siam railway, which the Japanese forced POWs to construct during the war.

It is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.