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Ceylon Kandy Region Graveyards Vol IV

Ceylon Kandy Region Graveyards Vol IV

Ceylon Kandy Region Graveyards Vol IV

Ref: KAB-165

Supplied by Kabristan Archives.

A collection of approx 750 memorials and 761 burial plots found in the Kandy graveyards and churches from surveys and burial records.

The Kandy War Cemetery and the outlying districts of Gampola and Kurunegala are also included.

Although many tombstones have been lost from an earlier survey circa 1910 many others not previously recorded were found in this later one.

The inscriptions or records give an indication of its chequered past with many Cingalese names of Portuguese origin, Dutch burgers, Tamils and those of the British settlers principally soldiers and some planters.

Although the kingdom of Kandy remained independent throughout the rule of the Portuguese and Dutch it eventually succumbed to the British in the early 19th century. Its status recovered during World War II when it was designated the headquarters of South East Asia Command for the Allied Forces.

By Eileen Hewson FRGS

(pp133; index of approx 750 memorials and 761 burial plots) ISBN 978-1906276-34-8

£10.50