EVENT: Indian sepoys and the WW1 hospitals on the South Coast

BACSA members may be interested to know about a lecture being organised by the Brookwood Cemetery Society.
Brookwood Cemetery, which was established in the mid 19 th century as an overflow for London’s crowded cemeteries, is home to numerous graves of British and South Asian men and women who had connections with British India. BACSA members recently enjoyed a guided tour by Barry Devonshire, who will be giving the following presentation.

Sunday, 6 November at 1 pm
Lecture on Indian sepoys and the WW1 hospitals on the South Coast.

Barry’s illustrated talk will tell the story of the Indian hospitals which were established from 1914 on England’s South Coast. Brookwood Cemetery became the burial place for the Muslim casualties sent back from the front line in France.

The talk will take place in the Chapel in the Catholic Section of the cemetery. A donation of £5 is requested, which includes refreshments afterwards at the Lodge. For further information, including directions to Brookwood Cemetery, please go to

Booking is required, and may be done by email at, or by mobile 07714 289375.