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Commonwealth War Cemetery

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gadzy

Registered: July 2008
Location: Scotland
Posts: 82
July 23, 2008 2:11am

On my way to the Lakes i often stopped off here to pay my respects.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 1,638
July 23, 2008 2:15am

This is another beautiful and peaceful area. RIP has its full meaning here. That day I saw a busload of these tourists who were staying in Penang but made a day trip to see Taiping. All tourists to Penang should make a day trip to Taiping!
gadzy

Registered: July 2008
Location: Scotland
Posts: 82
July 24, 2008 12:14am

I could'nt agree more with you Kayes, They don't know what they are missing.
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 55
October 17, 2008 7:47pm

I have visited here,to pay my respects,many times.If there is such a thing,as a peaceful War Cemetery.Then this has to be it,indeed a place of peace,for people who gave their all.Greater Love Hath No Man
gadzy

Registered: July 2008
Location: Scotland
Posts: 82
November 1, 2008 2:00am

I honour those, who Honoured me.
Rememberance
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 1,638
November 4, 2008 5:32am

Message from Mollie Deeming (nee Ingram)


"My Father, Major J.H. Ingram was a wqr graves officer No. 46 War Graves Registration Unit)in S.E.A.c 1944 to 1948 and was thereby responsible for many exhumations in the field and the construction of war cemetaries, Taiping in particular. An undated article at the time states that


"The cemetery is the only one of its kind in the Malayan Union and is described as one of the most beautiful in the east."


It was divided into four sections Christian, British, Australian, Indian, Malay and also Chinese Soldiers were buried there. The article goes on to say...


"The remains have been recovered from all parts of Malaya by Major Ingram and the 30 British other ranks under his command. In the course of their work they have penetrated deep into the jungle and have used Sakias to help them locate war graves. Three Chinese were buried a week ago yesterday were the first to be interred in the Buddhist sections. Major Ingram asks Malayans who know of the location of any war grave to notify the unit in Taiping and transport will be provided to any part of the country to recover the remains."


There are many photos of Taiping as it is being constructed, the different types of headstones, chinese funeral rites, and photos of the Memorial to Chinese Massacred at Kuala Trengannu, also photos, articles and other interesting material from the time. I admit to being very proud of my Father's work and look forward in the next few years to visit Taiping myself. Also I'm concerned that the album itself be preserved somewhere appropriate after my death. Possibly a War Musueum? I don't know yet".



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