Sydney War Cemetery

After the war many of prisoners of war who were buried in Japanese camps were re-located to Australia to be buried alongside comrades. Those members of the United Kingdom Forces who are buried in the cemetery died while prisoners of war in Japanese hands and were cremated. After the war the Army Graves Service arranged for their ashes to be brought by H.M.A.S. NEWFOUNDLAND to Sydney for interment.
Squadron Leader Barnley’s remains were placed in the Sydney War Cemetery which is in the grounds of Rookwood Necropolis, about 17 kilometres west of Sydney. It contains 732 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the Second World War.

John Barnley's headstone
The inscription reads:
Lovely in life
and in honour always


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