The Protestant Cemetery No.1, Hosur Road, Bangalore
This cemetery is the second oldest cemetery in the city of Bangalore, the
first which still exists is the Old
Protestant Cemetery or Agram Cemetery off Richmond / Victoria / Trintiy
Road. For the purpose of grave locations I have divided this cemetery into
four quardrants, all meeting at the center memorial. Starting from the
gate on the right side I have denoted at Sector A. To the south of it at
the furthest right hand side is denoted at Sector B (this sector has the most of the
First World War Graves. To the left and from
the furtherest end of the cemetery and on the left side ( Eastern side)
is denoted ad Sector C. From the gate on the immediate left side is denoted
as Sector D.
Once upon not long ago, this cemetery was inaccessable because of the
brambles and overgrowth as some of the photographs would indicate. The
cemetery has been cleaned, but still the grass needs to be cut and there
is not too much help.
One unfortunate point is that some of the 'War Graves' have been tampered
and some removed, something has to be done to stop this desecration of
War Graves and old graves. Observation also points out that the upright
crosses that are of marble seem to have taken a toll, although some in
granite also. This is a different sort of vandalism as the remains are
broken and kept around the grave. Some of the graves of children have been
mutilated with the little statues of angels seem to have lost their heads.
There is a vague method of burial as the earlier graves can be found
in the A & D Sectors and the WWI graves in Sector B. This section being
furtherest from the gate is the most active for present burials. Ofcourse
this is only my opinion, but visitors can confirm or deny the state of
Protestant Cemetery No.2, Hosur Road, Bangalore
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