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BOMBAY (ST. THOMAS) CATHEDRAL MEMORIAL, MUMBAI

  • Country India
  • Total identified casualties 5 Find these casualties
  • Casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 18.93187, Longitude: 72.83338

History information

The three Memorials of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth, Plymouth and Chatham and the Memorial of the Merchant Navy at Tower Hill record the names of those European sailors who met their death in combatant service, or at the hands of the enemy, and whose graves are not known. There remain, however, the sailors of Asiatic or African birth who took the same risks and met the same fate, and for these men two other Memorials at two great Eastern ports have been erected. The names of the Chinese sailors are erected at Hongkong; the Indian, Adenese and East African sailors are commemorated at Bombay, and with them are associated those Indian dead of the Royal Indian Marine who fell in the Great War and whose graves are in Eastern waters.

The Bombay (St. Thomas) Cathedral Memorial commemorates Officers and Warrant Officers of the Royal Indian Marine. For the Commission, it is the point of commemoration for 5 Officers of the Royal Indian Marine who fell in the War who have no known grave.