War Memorial - Yangon

War Memorial

The Htaukkyan War Memorial is located in Taukkyan War Cemetery about 35 km north of Yangon. The cemetery contains 6,374 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, including 867 tombs of the unknown soldiers. The graves included those from four battlefield cemeteries at Akyab, Mandalay, Meiktila and Sahmaw, from civil and cantonment cemeteries, and from a number of isolated jungle and roadside sites, as well as of 45 servicemen of both wars who died and were buried elsewhere in Myanmar (Burma), but whose graves could not be maintained. They are grouped to preserve the individuality of these battlefield cemeteries battlefields.

The memorial bears the names of 27,000 men of the Commonwealth land forces who died in the Second World War during the campaigns in Myanmar. It was opened in 1958 and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The words “they died for all free men” are inscribed in English, Hindi, Urdu, Gurmukhi, and Burmese.

Travel Information
Opening Hours 10 am - 5 pm daily except National Holidays and other events.
Admission Fees Free
Location Located in Mingalardon Township, Yangon Division about 32 km from Yangon on the road to Bago (Yangon – Pyay Road).
It is about an hour and a half drive from downtown Yangon.


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