‘Christ Church Cemetery, Ludhiana, India, Part-II’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

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For Part-I of this photo article, please click at the following link: http://gravematters.in/?p=1628

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ludhiana-2-3-14-093-480-40‘To the memory of Charles Robert Blomfield, Lieutenant…, who died at Loodhianah on the 15th of May 1848, aged 23 years. Sincerely & deeply regretted by the brother Officers and men of his Regiment. This tomb is erected by the Brother Officers & men … ‘

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ludhiana-2-3-14-087-480-20Sacred to the memory of Heriot Emma, infant child of Capt. M. Henry Palmer, …Regt. No 1…, Died at Loodianah, 21st December 1844.  ludhiana-2-3-14-078-480-20_0From a distance it looks like any other tomb stone. But what do you find when you go nearer?

ludhiana-2-3-14-081-48085It recounts the tragedy that struck in the form of a fierce storm on 20th May 1846, flattened the barracks and killed men, women and children.

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“Sacred to the memory of the undermentioned Non-Commissioned officers,men, women, and children of H.M. 50th Regt. who were killed by the falling of the Barracks on the 20th May 1846. This tablet is erected by the comrades of the deceased Non-Commissioned officers and men who shared with them the dangers and glories of the four victories of the campaigns of the Sutledge, as a slight token of deep sorrow and commisseration they feel for the sufferers by this melancholy accident

Name & Rank

Corporal Thomas Cantwell   — Corporal Wm. Kelly- Sergeant John Ferris Corporal William Ross –  Priv. Peter Feeny-  – Priv. Michl. Flynn- Drumr. Wm. Ross – Drumr. Wm. Armstrong. Privates Frs. Cuff – Jno. Kendrick – Wm. Carr – Jno. Farmer – Jno. Rankin – Henry Bailey – Geo. Beddus – Wm. Sleigh
Saml. Taylor – Geo. Craiger – Oliver Davis – Rich’dson Green – Thos. Jacob – Saml. Stanlick – Jas. Vellavois – Henry Biggs – Henry Havers – Jno. Brookman – Jno. Clayton – Archd. Mitchell – Jno. Samples – George Wall – John Cook – Alex. Thompson
Jno. Williamson – Wm. Walker – Edwin Sudd – Edmund Rixon – Jas. M’Clone –  – Jas. Tokey
Jno. Cody – Lawrence Kelly- Michl. Doyle – Thos. Coutwell – Hugh McGlynn – Richd. Watkins – Wm. Kelleen – John Morris
Michl. O’Brien – John Smith – John Dunnagher – John Sullivan

Women

Mary Ann Owens – Mary Ann Haitman – Grace Caddan – Elizabeth Haffner – Matilda Woods – Ann Burns- Emily Marshall – Maria Thompson – Mary Ann Mackin – Elizabeth Hafner – Eliza Ferris- Ellen Duncan – Bridget Fleming – Mary Meehan – Mary Kelly – Margt. Walsh

Children

Thomas Owen – Robert Caddan – Cleleno Geerin – Bridget Heitman – Mary Ann Smithweitt – John Edmonstone- William Ross – William Woods – William Burns – Jane Curry – Rosarie Curry – Jane Owens – Ann Maria Meeny – Ann Meehan – Ellen Meehan – James Kelly – James Slain.”

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Inscription on another grave reads:

‘Sacred to the memory of

Major C.Andrews

of the 2nd European Regt.

who departed his life on the 15th August 1842 aged 56 years.

This tomb is created by his brother officers, to whom he was endeared

by the kindness of his heart and benevolence of his disposition,

as a testimony of their esteem and regard’

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Photos, text and copyright: K.J.S.Chatrath

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