Stanley Military Cemetery

Stanley Military Cemetery

Stanley
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Stanley Military Cemetery is both burial place and battle ground. On a hillside near the city center, it has graves dating from 1843 when disease claimed most lives. One of the final engagements in the Battle of Hong Kong was fought in the cemetery on Christmas Day 1941 as the Royal Rifles of Canada held a last line of defense against the Japanese invaders. The graves are not only of military but also civilians, who died in the Stanley Internment Camp. World War II graves that can be spotted by the granite stones collected and carved by prisoners. The cemetery is requires a steep climb up four flights of steps.

Stanley Military Cemetery, Hong Kong

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