“French graves, Pondicherry, Part-1” by K.J.S.Chatrath

Sketch of world map showing Pondicherry

 Here are some photos of the graves in the French cemetery at Pondicherry.

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Ici repose Mme. D. Janet nee’ Sice, nee’ le 6 Janvier 1851, decedee le 1 Mai, 1881.

Priez pour elle.

(She died at the young age of 30.)

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Ici reposent, la famille Neff. Paul Neff. Catherine Neff.

P.P.E

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Ici reposent, Ursule et Edmon Phaure.

Louise Phaure- nee’ le 3 Mai 1814, decedee’ le 1 Octobre, 1819.

(The little girl child died at the age of 5.)

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Laure Cornet, nee’ le 19 avril 1892, decedee’  30 Janvier 1898.

(This girl child too died at the age of 6 only.)

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Ci-Git, Joseph Le Peltier, Sous Comre. de la Marine de 1re Classe, age de 50 ans. Decede’ le 25 Mars 1865. Priez pour lui.

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Hermance Pereira

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Tombeau de famille. Eliza Desjardins, 1854-1936.

Marcien Desjardins, 1882-1938.

A. Sice’.

P.P.E. (The full form priez pour eux means ‘pray for them’)

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Freeman

(Please see my book for the full inscription)

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Ici reposent, Elmyre et Paul Baptiste

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Claire O’Connell nee’ Blin, decedee’ le 25 Decembre, 1904.

It is said that the young lady died on the night of her marriage – on 25th December, 1904. Clasped hands, a male and a female indicate marriage. There is also a small owl depicted on the grave- depicting bad luck.

Readers may like to go through my book  

“The Last Post: Inscriptions on French graves in India”

(http://pothi.com/pothi/book/dr-k-j-s-chatrath-last-post-inscriptions-french-graves-india-0) for more on this topic.

Photographs, text and copyright by K.J.S.Chatrath.

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These photographs are also available without watermark and in high resolution. Please contact chatrath@gmail.com.