Hong Kong fell to Japanese forces on Christmas Day 1941 following a brief but intense period of fighting. Most of those buried or commemorated on the island were killed at this time, or died later as internees or prisoners of war during the Japanese occupation.
There is one burial of the Second World War in this civil cemetery.
The cemetery is on Wong Nei Chong Road, close to the southern end of the Happy Valley Racecourse.
Climb the steps close inside the southern entrance to the cemetery.
The single Commonwealth war grave, a private memorial with a Commission tag, is on the left side of the grassed terrace close to the top of the steps.