On 8 January 1942, the Japanese forced invaded Singapore. After some days of heavy fights they captured Singapore and started a POW-camp at Kranji.
Afther the Second World War, the cemetery of the camp was used as war cemetery and graves from other locations were brought to here.
Kranji War Cemetery contains 4,461 graves from the Second World War. Of these, more than 850 are unidentified. There are also 64 graves from the First World War.
Of the Second World War graves, 19 are Dutch.
This cemetery also contains the graves of 1422 war veterans and other military personnel.
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- Text: Fedor de Vries & Kaj Metz
- Photos: Dick Gerressen