One of the ways in which Bacsa seeks to further its objectives is to “establish for public benefit and access, cemetery records, whether visual, written, aural or electronic, which shall be stored in perpetuity and made available for public access”. Our founder Theon Wilkinson set about this task with his customary determination, and over a period of thirty years built up a substantial archive derived both from his own research into cemeteries and all things Indian, and from the many Bacsa members who sent him information of all kinds.
The result is the Cemetery Archive containing:
In the course of administering Bacsa and implementing its objectives the Association’s officers, chiefly Wilkinson as Secretary, accumulated the files contained in the Administrative archive which allows the historian to study how Bacsa was founded and developed, and how it pursues its activities.
There is also a Burials database containing the names of about 50,000 people buried in India and others buried in the UK but who lived or served in India or elsewhere in Asia, derived from Bacsa’s Cemetery Record Books and collection of UKMIs.