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Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

  • Country India
  • Total identified casualties 857 Find these casualties
  • Identified casualties from Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 13.01405, Longitude: 80.19393

Please note

Please be aware that the Cemetery is located on a busy main road. Unfortunately, there is no parking available.

Location information

Madras War Cemetery is about 5 kilometres from the airport and 14 kilometres from the central railway station. The GST Road (Great Southern Trunk Road) leads from the airport past Trident Hotel to Kathipara roundabout. The way is via Mount Poonamall Road, passing at the foot of St. Thomas Mount. The cemetery can easily be located on the right hand side of the road 1 kilometre from St. Thomas Mount. From Madras Central Railway Station the route is up Mount Road (Anna Salai) and over the bridge which crosses the River Cooum. The route passes St. Mary's Cemetery on Pallawan Road and is via LIC building (Life Insurance Corporation Building) situated on Mount Road, which leads to Anna Flyover and to Kathipara Junction.

Visiting information

The cemetery is open every day between 08:00am and 18:00pm.

Outside of these times, access can be gained via the gate. Whilst there is no specific disabled access to the Cemetery, our staff are happy to offer assistance, when requested.

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History information

MADRAS WAR CEMETERY was created to receive Second World War graves from many civil and cantonment cemeteries in the south and east of India where their permanent maintenance could not be assured.

The cemetery contains 856 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.

The MADRAS 1914-1918 MEMORIAL is situated at the rear of the cemetery. It bears the names of more than 1,000 servicemen who died during the First World War who lie in many civil and cantonment cemeteries in various parts of India where it is not possible to maintain their graves in perpetuity.