Monday, 22 October 2007

War memorial in Chennai

Its awesome landscape and well laid out lawns and symmetrical tombs stones arranged in perfect order did not escape my lens !. I took all the liberty to photograph from every angle and thanks to the Manager in-charge and the Head Gardener who permitted me in my endeavor.
The memorial stands as a monument to those soldiers who died in Second World War.
This MADRAS WAR CEMETERY which was created to receive Second World War graves from many civild 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 1,038 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. ( As told to Franklyn Stanley )

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