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.  Every 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 2015 were:

Financial donations
Mr & Mrs Z Cama
Ms Joyce Collins
Col & Mrs Neil Johnson
The estate of the late Mr Brian Kilpatrick
Many more Life & Annual Members
The Inchcape Foundation
The M St J Way Charitable Trust

Second-hand books
Mr & Mrs Ian Hywel-Jones
Sir Colin and Lady Imray
The estate of the late Mr Brian Kilpatrick
Mr John Shipman
Dr & Mrs John Staley

Cemetery reports and photographs
Mr A Cumine.  Northam Road Cemetery, Penang, Malaysia.
Mr P Gelardi.  Shimoga, India.
Mrs S Greig.  Kanlog, Simla, India.
Mrs Alan Harfield.  Photographs & slides taken by her late husband Major Alan Harfield.
Mr R Lewis.  Burma.
Col G Napier.  Mhow, India.
Mr John Randall.  Hyderabad Residency Cemetery, India.
Mrs P Redford.  Pondicherry, India.
Prof John Richardson.  Gordon Highlanders’ Memorial, Badli-Ki-Sarai, India.
Mrs C Versaci-Lloyd.  Seringapatam & other locations in south India.
Mr N Woodroffe.  Burma.

Donations in kind
Book reviewers for ‘Chowkidar’.
Mr Rupert Featherstone for his talk at the General Meeting in October.
Mr John Randall

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.


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.