The Cowra Japanese War Cemetery project group is indebted to many for their support and advice in completing this database.

(In alphabetical order)

John Appleton

The late William Appleton

Graham Apthorpe

Australian War Memorial

Canberra Japan Club

Cowra Breakout Association

Cowra Council

Cowra Japan Society

Cowra Tourism Corporation

Martin Edmond

Masako Fukui

David Hinde

Japan Club of Brisbane, Inc.

Japan Club of Sydney

Don Kibbler

Shigemi Kurahashi

Shichi Mike Lan

Yumi Martin

Yushiro Mizukoshi

Tony Mooney

National Archives of Australia

National Chengchi University

Nikkei Australia

Office of Australian War Graves, Department of Veterans Affairs, Australia

The late Robert Piper

Jacqueline Schultze

Bill West, Mayor, City of  Cowra


The project team would like to especially acknowledge Professor Shichi Mike Lan of National Chengchi University in Taiwan for his valuable contribution in identifying Chinese names and addresses of Taiwanese who were buried in Cowra.

The project team would also like to extend atribute to the late William Appleton, who passed away in April 2015. His guidebook to the Cowra Japanese War Cemetery, Rikai means understanding: a guide to the Japanese War Cemetery, (1998) has been an invaluable resource for this site.




The Cowra Japanese War Cemetery Database Project ( 2016-2024 ) © Embassy of Japan, Canberra