Skip to content

Cemetery Details

DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE)

Print page
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE) Print this image


Country:
India
Identified Casualties:
13216
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
77.22945
Latitude:
28.61307

Location Information

The Delhi Memorial (India Gate) stands at the eastern end of the Rajpath, or Kingsway.

Visiting Information

16/11/2013: Please note that outside of the hours 09.00 - 17.00 it is only possible to get within 100 metres of the memorial, this is due to security arrangements in Delhi. Access to read the names on the memorial is therefore restricted.

Historical Information

Of the 13,300 Commonwealth servicemen commemorated by name on the memorial, just over 1,000 lie in cemeteries to the west of the River Indus, where maintenance was not possible. The remainder died in fighting on or beyond the North West Frontier and during the Third Afghan War, and have no known grave.

The Delhi Memorial also acts as a national memorial to all the 70,000 soldiers of undivided India who died during the years 1914-1921, the majority of whom are commemorated by name outside the confines of India.

The memorial was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. It was unveiled by Lord Irwin on 12 February 1931.