For a start, the cemetery is known locally as the Indian Christian Cemetery. It is off the Hosur Road, down a lane known as Cemetery Road where there are a number of burial grounds, one for each major religion represented in Bengalaru, formerly Bangalore. The main entrance is Gate 2. The cemetery was closed for a number of years preventing the Commonwealth War Graves Commission from looking after the dozens of British soldiers buried here. But that all changed when the cemetery was reopened in 1997. Now the CWGC has reclaimed the graves of those men hitherto commemorated on the Madras 1914-1918 Memorial. They are mainly buried in an area known as Plot 8, a reference which is fairly meaningless because there is no cemetery plan and even the cemetery office does not have a map. So to find the majority of them, enter from Gate 2, walk down the central path, through a small portico and towards the far reaches of the cemetery. Plot 8 is then on the right. A number of bright new CWGC headstones can be seen scattered around but the majority of graves have private memorials and you have to search hard to find any particular name. Our man Charles Exton from Oakham is buried here with a private headstone erected by his friends. You can find him by going to this plot, looking four rows back from the path and three graves in. The poppy on our map indicates the rough position.


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