World War Two: Papua and New Guinea

There are over 2000 Australian Servicemen who remain unaccounted for in Papua New Guinea from World War Two. Unrecovered War Casualties – Army works tirelessly to locate these soldiers and commemorate them appropriately.

Remains discovered in East New Britain, 2009

Remains discovered in East New Britain, 2009

In 2009 Unrecovered War Casualties – Army was notified of a discovery of remains by a construction company excavating pumice near Kokopo, East New Britain.
Remains discovered at Eora Creek, 2011

Remains discovered at Eora Creek, 2011

In July 2011 Unrecovered War Casualties – Army travelled to Eora Creek, Papua New Guinea after claims in the media that the remains of an Australian Serviceman had been located by locals and a trekking company.
Remains discovered in Papua New Guinea, 2008

Remains discovered in Papua New Guinea, 2008

In July 2008 Unrecovered War Casualties – Army travelled to Papua New Guinea to investigate the cases of several sets of unidentified human remains believed to be Australian soldiers.
Remains discovered in Papua New Guinea, 2010

Remains discovered in Papua New Guinea, 2010

In 2010 Unrecovered War Casualties – Army assisted the Papua New Guinea Defence Force in identifying three Papua New Guinea Soldiers who were killed in Bougainville during the unrest in 1997.