The World War II cemetery located in Changlang region of Arunachal Pradesh is also known popularly as the Jairampur cemetery. This cemetery is located about 25 km from the Pangsau Pass in the Indo-Myanmar Border, which falls on the road to Ledo.
About World War II Cemetery :
Jairampur cemetery or World War II cemetery of Jairampur in Arunachal Pradesh is the burial ground of about 1000 soldiers who lost their lives in World War II from 1942 – 1945. It is the biggest war cemetery in the North east India.
The graves are of the Chinese, Kachins, Indian, British and Americans soldiers. The cemetery also has the graves of the soldiers who died due to dreadful diseases that spread during the war. Dead soldiers who were treated in the hospitals were also buried here. Graves of the Adi (Abor), Mishmi and Jaintia soldiers are also present here.
The cemetery spread over an area of 3 acre, is located about 25 km from Pangsau Pass, the Indo-Myanmar (Burma) Border on the road to Ledo, Assam.
Attractions Of World War II Cemetery In Arunachal Pradesh :
The World War II cemetery located in Changlang region of Arunachal Pradesh is also known popularly as the Jairampur cemetery. This cemetery is located about 25 km from the Pangsau Pass in the Indo-Myanmar Border, which falls on the road to Ledo. The site is currently undergoing renovation process as a part of initiative of the government of Arunachal Pradesh.
It is burial ground for the soldiers who died in the world war second and most of the soldiers buried here are of Chinese, Kachins, Indian, British and American origins. There are more than 1000 graves of the allied soldiers most of which now have been destroyed by the wild Elephants.
Other than soldiers most of the people died here during that wartime were common labourers who were engaged in domestic works like clearing the forests and fighting the other soldiers as well. Most of these common labourers died due to epidemic diseases like malaria, dysentery, snakebites and other various calamities such as flood, landslides and forest fire.
World War II Cemetery History :
The cemetery was constructed during the World War II in 1942. It remained hidden in the forest for many years until, Tage Tada, an archaeologist and the director of the research department, collected historical data and identified the place that had the graves.
The Cemetery Memorial was opened to the public on Jan 20, 2010 by M.M.Pallam Raju. Defence Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.
How To Reach World War II Cemetery :
The cemetery is 7 km from the main town. Tourists can hire a local cab/taxi to reach the lake. It is advisable to have a private vehicle hired and reach the lake as public transport may be difficult to find while coming back.
World War II Cemetery Local Info :
Extra Assistant Commissioner, Jairampur
Accommodation : Jairampur has very few hotels having accommodation facilities.
There is an Inspection bungalow and a Circuit house having accommodation.