Madras War Cemetery

So here’s a bit of history from my fantastic city! The images above (taken with a 5 MP phone camera) are from the Madras War Cemetery. A surprisingly beautiful cemetery in a place away from the hustle and bustle of city traffic!

From the CWGC website –

The MADRAS WAR CEMETERY was created to receive Second World War graves from many civil and cantonment cemeteries in the south and east of India where their permanent maintenance could not be assured.

The cemetery contains 856 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.

The MADRAS 1914-1918 MEMORIAL is situated at the rear of the cemetery. It bears the names of more than 1,000 servicemen who died during the First World War who lie in many civil and cantonment cemeteries in various parts of India where it is not possible to maintain their graves in perpetuity.

So dear readers, if by some amazing turn of events, you see the names of your ancestors fly into Chennai to pay your respects!

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