This cemetery, rectangular
and level, is shaded by massive trees and entirely covered
by closely mown grass. Entry is through wide, bronze gates.
Inside stands an open colonnade building containing the Register
and Visitors Book. On the other side is an avenue of bronze-panelled
stone pylons, which form the Memorial for those 1,225 men
who lost their lives in New Britain and New Ireland and who
have no known grave. At the end of the avenue are steps up
to the Cross of Sacrifice, which is the focus point of the
graves of the 1,108 men who lost their lives during operations
in the area or as Prisoners of War. Because the area is subject
to earthquakes, a bronze plaque on a low concrete pedestal
marks each grave instead of traditional headstones.