HONG KONG HINDU AND SIKH CREMATION MEMORIAL

Country China, (including Hong Kong)
Total identified casualties 9 Find these records
Casualties from First World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 22.27009
Longitude: 114.18184

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.


Visiting Information

Please be aware that the Memorial is located within a very small cemetery, containing less than thirty graves. Visitors are required to contact ‘The Hindu Association’ in Hong Kong via email, a few days prior to their visit. Their full contact details are: The Hindu Association Temple Priest 1-B, Wong Nai Chung Road Happy Valley Hong Kong Tel: 2572 5284 Mobile: 5624 2399 Email: priest@hinduassociationhk.com

History 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.

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