Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
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Location
Region : Toowong, Brisbane, Australia
Latitude : -27.473693
Lontitude : 152.982767
CWGC Link : 13707
The Brisbane General Cemetery also known as Toowong Cemetery at Toowong, Brisbane was established in 1866 and formally opened in 1875[1]. It is Queensland's largest cemetery and is located on forty-four hectares of land at the corner of Frederick Street and Mount Coot-tha Road approximately four and a half kilometres west of Brisbane.

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Cookstown Casualties
No     Rank Name Service No Regiment / Service Date Of Death Grave Ref
1 Portrait Sapper Crilly, John 5079 Australian Royal Engineers 25/09/1918
Cemetery History
With graving docks capable of accommodating destroyers and fuelling facilities, Brisbane became a naval base during the 1939-1945 War.
Upon the entry of Japan into the war fixed defences were provided and manned and American detachments arrived and established themselves there.
Allied Air Forces Headquarters, a Central Intelligence Unit and the Headquarters of the G.O.C. in Chief, Australian Military Forces were in Brisbane, and in July 1942 the American Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces South-West Pacific Area, moved his headquarters from Melbourne to Brisbane to be nearer the scene of the operations in Papua and New Guinea.
There are now over 250, 1914-18 war and over 100, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. The great majority of the graves are in the Returned Servicemen's Plot in Portion 10.