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Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1902-03, Calcutta, India

 
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Nick Lindsay



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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 4:49 pm    Post subject: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1902-03, Calcutta, India Reply with quote

On a recent trip to Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) in West Begal, India, I found a memorial plaque to casualties of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in 1902-03, on the wall inside St Andrews Church (Church of Scotland).

The reason I was there was becuase I was part of a team undertaking an evaluation of the decaying and little known Scottish Cemetery in the city (scottishcemeterykolkata.wordpress.com).

Hope this is of use to someone out there!

Cheers,

Nick



Memorial to Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders casualties in West Bengal.



The team, outside the entrance to the Scottish Cemetery, Kolkata.



Typical view of the decaying Scottish Cemetery in Kolkata.
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick

Many thanks for posting this memorial and the extra photographs of the cemetery.

I wonder if all these men were lost to disease on garrison duty?

Kind regards

Adam
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the photos. I have been following the story of the cemetery in the press.

\Paul
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tis really sad tae see the cemetery in this condition!

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