Bomana War Cemetery

Indian President pays respect to fallen Indian soldiers, places wreath

The President laid his wreath at the Bomana War Cemetery in Port Moresby.

It is also believed that about 426 Indian soldiers who were taken prisoner in Malaya and Hong Kong, and brought to New Guinea (then)  by the Japanese were buried at Lae War Cemetery.

Mukherjee arrived in Port Moresby this morning at around 11.40am and was welcomed at the airport by Deputy Prime Minister Leo Dion and other government ministers.

Residents hail upkeep of war cemetery

The Australian Government Department of Veteran Affairs has assisted the Port Moresby sub branch and the Australian High Commission in the official ANZAC Day Dawn Service, which was open to the general public to observe and pay their respects.

Port Moresby residents who attended the service said the cemetery was beautiful and very much well-prepared for the day.

Prince Andrew visits Bomana

He laid a wreath during a short memorial service led by PNGDF chaplain Lutenant Colonel Maisel Boude.

The Duke laid his wreath with the message 'In memory of British and Commonwealth servicemen giving their ultimate sacrifice for our freedom'.

There was a flag raising ceremony, then a moment of silence before the Prince toured the cemetery along with Brigadier General Gilbert Toropo and manager of Australian War Graves Robert Evans.

After the 20 minutes, Prince Andrew signed the visitor's book before departing Bomana.