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  • Country India
  • Total identified casualties 125 Find these casualties
  • Casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 13.07759, Longitude: 80.27612

Please note

This cemetery is temporarily closed due to COVID restrictions.

Please note

The path through the Cemetery and the scattered graves are all located in uneven and often overgrown areas of the Cemetery. Appropriate care should be taken, when visiting.

Location information

Madras (St Mary's) Cemetery, Chennai, is 13 kilometres from Madras War Cemetery, 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 Fly Over, and goes, via L.I.C. building, towards Pallavan Salai. The entrance to St Mary's Cemetery 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. St Mary's Cemetery is situated about 1 kilometre from the Railway Station on Pellavan Salai, formerly known as Bodyguard Road. The entrance to the cemetery is situated next to the Military E.M.E. Workshop. The Commonwealth plot is situated in the southern side of St Mary's Cemetery to the top left hand side of the main entrance.

Visiting information

Madras (St Mary's) Cemetery is open from 07:00-18:00 every day. Access is gained by the main cemetery, a resident local non CWGC caretaker is present.

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History information

The 23 First World War burials are scattered throughout the cemetery. The 100 burials from the Second World War form a small service plot.