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HONG KONG HINDU AND SIKH CREMATION MEMORIAL

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Country:
China, (including Hong Kong)
Identified Casualties:
8
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
114.18184
Latitude:
22.27009

Location Information

The cemetery is located behind the Hindu Temple at 1B Wong Nei Chong Road, on the opposite side from the Happy Valley Racecourse.

Climb the stairs past the Hindu Temple and continue to the top terrace of the burial ground, where the large granite obelisk memorial can be found.

Historical Information

Throughout the First World War, Hong Kong was garrisoned by local defence and Commonwealth forces, including units of Indian infantry.

This memorial takes the form of a white granite obelisk bearing the names of eight Indian soldiers whose remains were cremated in accordance with their religion.