BACSA - Cemetery Conservation and Archiving
There are thousands of British and other European cemeteries, isolated graves and monuments in South Asia. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission does an excellent job but its remit extends only to military cemeteries of the two World Wars. There is no official body to look after the graves of the thousands of soldiers killed during the many other wars and campaigns fought by the British in India, or of the hundreds of thousands of civilians who died in South Asia from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries.
This is where Bacsa comes in. Without our support many of these graves and monuments – witness to centuries of European residence in the area – will disappear.
Our logo is an image of a chowkidar or ‘watchman’ for Bacsa acts as a kind of watchman over those many thousands who lie ‘gone but not forgotten’ in India and elsewhere in South Asia.