National Memorial Arboretum
The Burma Star Association established a Burma Star Grove at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire which is dedicated to all those who took part in the Burma Campaign of 1941-1945. The Memorial Obelisk is based on the Kohima 2nd Division Memorial in India.
The National Memorial Arboretum is a special place dedicated to honouring all those people who have served the nation in many different ways. This beautiful place of peace and remembrance has over 300 dedicated memorials which acknowledge the personal sacrifices made by the Armed Forces and civil services. It is open to visitors every day from 9am to 5pm.
See the Burma Star Grove
Memorial Service at the National Memorial Arboretum
A memorial service for Burma Star holders is held at the National Memorial Arboretum in early May each year. To find out more information about this service please contact the Memorial Fund Administrator.
Wreath Laying Ceremonies
Wreath laying ceremonies are held at the Memorial to Lord Louis Mountbatten and Field Marshal Slim on the first Wednesday of September each year in London. To find out more about these ceremonies please contact the Administrator.
Other Burma Campaign Memorials
The War Memorials Trust has information on each of the UK Burma Campaign memorials. Click here to find the list of 400 recorded UK wide memorials.
Myanmar and Indian memorials
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has information on the Burma Campaign memorials located in Myanmar and in India. If you would like to locate the cemetery of a Burma Campaign casualty, visit the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website .
The Kohima Epitaph“When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today”
This Kohima Epitaph is carved on the Memorial of the 2nd British Division in the cemetery at Kohima (North-East India).
The verse is attributed to John Maxwell Edmonds (1875-1958) and is thought to have been inspired by the epitaph written by Simonides to honour the Greeks who fell at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480BC.
This famous epitaph is found on numerous veteran’s memorials and monuments throughout the world. It is also found on many veteran’s websites including those in India, Australia, the UK and the United States.