‘Respectful homage to Havildar Hari Singh ji, WWI’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

DSC01671 580 66Respectful homage to Havildar Hari Singh ji of 9th Bhopal Infantry who sacrificed his life on 18th December 1918 fighting to save France.

DSC01673 580 50His mortal remains lie in the Mazargues Cemetery, Marseilles, France. These photos were taken by me on 17th October, 2014.

 

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‘Respectful homage to brave Larro Puni ji- Indian soldier WWI’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

DSC01531Homage to late Larro Puni ji of Manipur, India who sacrificed his life in saving France during World War I.

He lies buried in the Mazargues cemetery, Marseilles, France.

Photo taken on 17th October, 2014.

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‘WWIs Brave Indian soldiers lying in Mazargues cemetery, Marseilles, France- a homage and a curtain raiser’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

DSC01407 580 40Mazargues Cemetery, Marseilles, France.

I went to Marseilles in France in Mid-October and had the privilege of visiting and paying my homage to the brave Indian soldiers who laid down their lives during the First World War.

There are around single 950 graves, each dedicated to an Indian soldier. I was able to photograph each of these graves. I would be working on this topic further.

As a curtain raiser, here are two photos of one of the graves.

Marseilles 1235 580 15Marseilles 1236 580 50Rest in Peace Driver Budha Singh ji*

(*’Ji’ is an Indian suffix showing respect)

Copyright – K.J.S.Chatrath November 2014.