BACSA receives generous donations every year, both financial and in kind. The majority are from members, but non-members also contribute. We receive reports and photographs of cemeteries visited, and donations for help in locating a relative’s grave. Each issue of Chowkidar carries reviews of books, some of whose authors have donated amounts to BACSA for every copy of their book sold. Some donations are in kind, where people have given their time to do a particular task for the Association, for example reviewing a book for Chowkidar. Although not all donors can be listed, every donation is received with gratitude to further BACSA’s work. Among the donors in 2017 were:

Financial donations
Friends of the late Henry Brownrigg
The Inchcape Foundation
The late Lt Col Ian Hywel-Jones
Mr Robert E Ronus
Mr Alan Tritton
Many Life and Annual Members

Cemetery and visit reports and photographs
Dr William Crawley  Delhi
Mr Charles Greig  Calcutta
Sir Mark Havelock-Allan  Delhi
Ms Valerie Haye  Madras; Hyderabad
Dr Rosie Llewellyn-Jones  Calcutta
Dr William Pettigrew  Madras
Mrs H Powell  Benares
Mrs Phillida Purvis  Seringapatam; Nilgiris
Mr Brian Russell  Himachal Pradesh
Mr Michael Stanley  Gangiri, Aligarh
Mrs Cynthia Versaci-Lloyd  Delhi; Jhansi; Agra
Mr Michael Way  Delhi; Delhi; Meerut; Agra; Darjeeling
Mr Andrew Whitehead  Srinagar

Donations in kind
Book reviewers for ‘Chowkidar’
Mr John Randall
Mr Barry Renfrew for his talk at the General Meeting in October

Can you help?

Please explore this site, and if you feel you would like to support our work by becoming a member go to the membership page.

Bacsa also needs members willing to act as Area Representatives, that is people willing to act as a link between local people in their area seeking grants and the Bacsa Executive Committee.  The Area Rep is the channel of communication between the grant recipients and the Executive Committee.  Areas can be large or small depending on how much the Are Rep feels able to take on.

Or if you do not want a long term commitment please consider making a one off donation.


Imperial India: Find your Ancestors

This is the title of a 14 day tour, 17th-30th October 2018, led by Dr Rosie Llewellyn-Jones, MBE (editor of our Journal Chowkidar).  It will trace the history of the British Raj from its last capital Delhi to its original captal Calcutta, including visits to Meerut, Lucknow, Cawnpore, Serampore and Chandernagore.

The tour is organised by Indus Experiences a long established tour company based in Harrow, and is limited to 18 people, so an early decision to go may be advisable.

To book or for further information on the tour please contact the company:
tel: 0208 901 7320

The company donates £25 for each person joining the tour.

For further information on tours the company can offer see its website:


Can we help you?

Many European graves in India have been destroyed, but many remain.  If you have an ancestor who died in Indi,a BACSA can try to locate their grave for you.