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Army Graves in India
« on: Friday 21 August 20 09:40 BST (UK) »
I'm trying to help someone who's relative drowned in 1937 whilst serving with the British Army; the death being registered in Jubbulpore. 

Assuming the body was found, which we believe it was, how can we find out where he was buried, please?  And how likely is it that there's a gravestone?

Any pointers [to other websites] would be helpful.

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Re: Army Graves in India
« Reply #1 on: Friday 21 August 20 10:19 BST (UK) »
BACSA may have a record, or otherwise be able to help: https://bacsa.frontis.co/bin/index.php

FindMyPast has India Office burial register images https://www.findmypast.co.uk/
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« Reply #2 on: Friday 21 August 20 12:08 BST (UK) »
BACSA may have a record, or otherwise be able to help: https://bacsa.frontis.co/bin/index.php

FindMyPast has India Office burial register images https://www.findmypast.co.uk/

Thanks ShaunJ

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Re: Army Graves in India
« Reply #3 on: Friday 21 August 20 14:11 BST (UK) »
Hi
Have found a report of the death by drowning of a soldier in India in 1937, he was 21 and with the Royal Artillery..initials J .H.B. It mentions where he was buried in the article.
If this might be him  I can give details by pm.

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Re: Army Graves in India
« Reply #4 on: Friday 21 August 20 14:54 BST (UK) »
Hi
Have found a report of the death by drowning of a soldier in India in 1937, he was 21 and with the Royal Artillery..initials J .H.B. It mentions where he was buried in the article.
If this might be him  I can give details by pm.

Cathy

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Re: Army Graves in India
« Reply #5 on: Friday 21 August 20 15:35 BST (UK) »
Hi
 
Have found the soldier and burial on the FIBIS site he appears to be  buried in Bilhari Cantonment Cemetery, Jabalpur.(It was not the soldier above)
Not sure about gravestones, perhaps someone knows more.
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Re: Army Graves in India
« Reply #6 on: Friday 21 August 20 16:12 BST (UK) »
Hi
 
Have found the soldier and burial on the FIBIS site he appears to be  buried in Bilhari Cantonment Cemetery, Jabalpur.(It was not the soldier above)
Not sure about gravestones, perhaps someone knows more.
Cathy

The link you sent me contain information on an inscription, so it seems there is something there to see.  I'll pass the info on.

Am very, very grateful to you.

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Re: Army Graves in India
« Reply #7 on: Friday 21 August 20 17:08 BST (UK) »
Sometimes soldiers are buried where they are killed/died.

https://www.ippmedia.com/en/news/selous%e2%80%99-grave-turning-desolation-treasure

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Re: Army Graves in India
« Reply #8 on: Friday 21 August 20 18:04 BST (UK) »
Off topic, sorry, and maybe barryd's comment would be relevant - but where would soldiers who died in the 1857 conflict be buried? My g g grandfather's brother, in the 87th Regiment together, was killed then.
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 said to be nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON