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Meerut Military Cemetery

Location

St.Martin-Boulogne is a commune in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais adjoining the north-east side of the town of Boulogne.

From the Mairie in St Martin head north on the Rue de la Colonne. Where the road becomes a one-way system (after 500 metres) turn left onto Rue Pasteur. At the end of this road turn right onto Rue Molière. Continue to the end of this road and then turn left onto the cemetery access road.

Alternatively from Boulogne Eastern Cemetery :

Follow the one-way street to the main road and turn left. This is the main road from the autoroute (Auchan). At the bottom of the hill at the roundabout turn right onto Avenue Charles de Gaulle (Route de Calais D96E).

After 400 metres, turn right onto Rue des Moulins. After three hundred metres, you have to turn right to go around the supermarket. Turn right and immediately follow the road around to the right to the cemetery. If you miss it, go around the shop and try again !

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Meerut Military Cemetery

 

Historical Information

The Meerut Stationary Hospital was established at Boulogne from October 1914, when the Indian Corps arrived in France, to November 1915, when they left; the Cemetery is named after the hospital.

Meerut Military Cemetery

The majority of the Egyptian labourers buried here were killed in the air raid over Boulogne on the night of 4-5 September 1917.

The memorial

The cemetery contains 339 burials and commemorations of the First World War, including a memorial to 32 officers and men of the Indian Army, whose bodies were cremated in the cemetery in 1915.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.

Detail on the memorial

Detail on the memorial

 


Sepoy Gul Salim

Sepoy Gul Salim 3439
57th Wilde’s Rifles
(Frontier Force)
Died on 3rd May 1915
Son of Ali Khan, of Trans-Frontier

Grave: I C 66


Havildar Husain Khan

Havildar Husain Khan 2571
129th DCO Baluchis
Attached :
111th Indian Field Ambulance
Indian Army Medical Corps
Died on 5th August 1915
Son of Jindral
of Dhok Kandoo, Chakwal, Jhelum, Punjab

Grave: I C 55


Sepoy Hardit Singh

Sepoy Hardit Singh 2961
34th Sikh Pioneers
Died on 27th November 1914
Son of Chuhar Singh
of Tulsi, Jagraon, Ludhiana, Punjab

Grave: I B 5

 


Other cemeteries in the area

There is a memorial to the Chinese Labourers at St Etienne au Mont.

Recent Additions

Canadian Cemetery No.2

Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery

Petit Vimy British Cemetery

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