Tuesday, 22 March 2016

MADRAS WAR CEMETERY

22nd, March, 2016.
After darshan of Sri Thirumoolanathar returned on the same route. Before Porur tollgate missed to take diversion and  went straight for about 3 KM.  Crossed the center median  and returned back. While crossing Nandambakkam Madras war cemetery thought of visiting that cemetery also. Even though  I, passed through this place and some how visiting this place was not materialized. Found difficult to park the vehicle in front of the cemetery. Due to road widening it ate some of the foot path space and  steps were constructed on both sides from the end of the road.

The cemetery plaques are erected in a regular and equal space. Flowering plants were  grown front of each plaques. There  are 865 commonwealth burials, which is inclusive of 14 Australians and 5 NewsZealanders of second world war 1939 to 1945. The graves are not only for the soldiers but also for the foreign nationals who lost their lives during the war. It is sad to note that soldiers were died at the age of 19 & 20, without even not knowing this material world. This was established during 1952 by the imperial war Graves commission and now known as Commonwealth Graves Commission.

There is a memorial wall constructed with the names inscribed to those soldiers, who lost their lives during the world war  between 1914 to 1918 and buried elsewhere. This is only a memorial and not the grave.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Telephone number : 044 1628 507200 & Fax 1628 771208
  2. The commonwealth War Graves Commission, No 2 Marlow Road, Maidenhead, Bershire SL67DX, England.
  3. Email : casualty.enq@cwgc.org.
  4. Website : www.cwgc.org
HOW TO REACH :
  1. Nandambakkam is about 5 KM from airport and 1 KM from St Thomas Mount.
  2. All the buses from T Nagar, Broadway, High Court, via Guindy  to Porur or Poonamallee passes through Nandambakkam
  3. Just opposite to Chennai Trade Center on the Bangalore highway.
LOCATION :CLICK HERE






 A panoramic view of the cemetery 



 The memorial wall where the persons died elsewhere and names are inscribed on this wall
 The memorial wall where the persons died elsewhere and names are inscribed on this wall
 The memorial wall where the persons died elsewhere and names are inscribed on this wall


Flower was placed by a well wisher   to a wireless operator and gunner who died at the age of 20
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