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MADRAS (ST. PATRICK'S) CEMETERY, CHENNAI

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Country:
India
Identified Casualties:
5

Location Information

The cemetery is 14 kilometres from the airport and 3 kilometres from the L.I.C. building.

The route from the airport is along the Great Southern Trunk Road which passes Trident Hotel and crosses Kathipara Junction. From here follow Anna Road which crosses Anna Flyover and goes, via L.I.C. building, towards Pallavan Salai. The entrance is at the side of a flyover and past the Pallavan Transport Office.

From Madras central railway station the route is up Mount Road and over the bridge which crosses the River Cooum. The cemetery is situated about 1 kilometre from the railway station on Pellavan Salai, formerly known as Bodyguard Road.

The cemetery is at the south-eastern boundary of Madras (St. Mary's) Cemetery.

When entering this large civil cemetery follow the small roadway, which is to the right. This roadway goes to the back of the cemetery where there is a double gate. This is the entrance to Madras (St.Patrick's) Cemetery. The grave is at the back on the left hand side.

Historical Information

This cemetery originally contained 16 Second World War burials but after the war, all but one of them were moved to Madras War Cemetery as it was not possible to ensure their maintenance in perpetuity in this civil site. Five First World War burials were not moved, but the casualties are now commemorated by name on the Madras Memorial, in Madras War Cemetery.

The remaining Second World War grave is marked by a private memorial.