War Cemetery

War Cemetery, Digboi

War Cemetery
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Hill Rovers
Assam, India26 contributions
Find Solitude ..
Aug 2019
Built to honour the soldiers who died during the Second World War. Its a beautiful place surrounded by lush green tree where you can spend some quality time alone or with friends/ family.

Must visit nearby Places are - Pengeri Reserve Forest, Digboi Oil Museum, Margherita etc..
Written October 28, 2019
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Nilakshee H Saikia
Digboi, India19 contributions
It helps to collect informations to prepare projects specially for students
May 2019 • Family
It was constructed just after second world war .It is sponsored by worldwide organization to maintain . A special program is organised on second Sunday of November in every year to remember those brave British soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the second world war .
Written June 4, 2019
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mukherjee07
Assam, India31 contributions
A nostalgic road to the time that was
Jan 2017 • Business
The cemetery is well maintained and it felt so nostalgic to read all the quotes, farewell messages on the epitaph of war martyred men. A must visit if you are in digboi for a day or so.
Written January 27, 2017
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machinat
Dibrugarh, India318 contributions
Never forget, the ultimate sacrifice, so far from home
Jan 2016 • Family
Visiting this place is a melancholy affair. Looking at the epitaphs, one is struck by the ultimate sacrifice that these soldiers have made and the pain of their loved ones who have written the words. There are a few unnamed graves, and one can only wonder who these people were and how far they were from home that there is nobody to remember them.

The cemetery grounds are immaculately maintained, the grass being cut with incredible precision. The gateway is imposing and perfectly symbolises the permanence of this place of homage. The place is situated in a very quiet area with very little people around, and thus further accentuates the peaceful nature.
Written November 28, 2016
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Wudy26
54 contributions
Soldiers lie in peace!
May 2016 • Couples
Peace, that's the word that comes to your mind when you visit this cemetery.
When you go around reading the age of each soldier, epitaphs written on the stones, it's hard not to feel emotional.
It's good to see those young soldiers' remains lying in such serene place. It's a must visit place if you love history.
Written June 7, 2016
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Deepankar B
Navi Mumbai, India2,746 contributions
War Cemetery located in Assam
May 2016 • Family
I think the only War Cemetery located in Assam for the World War II heros who had lost their lifes for a cause. Beautiful place with lots of flowers inside the cemetery compound and you feel so bad who you read the age of the war heros, some of them very young when they died.
Written June 2, 2016
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Susheel_Marcus
Kochi (Cochin), India121 contributions
The Digboi War Cemetery
May 2016 • Family
The Indian state of Assam is situated on the North eastern region of India. The town of Digboi, is situated in the North Eastern corner of Assam near the Burmese border. During World War II, Assam was an operational area of the Burmese Campaign; the British campaign to push the Japanese out of Burma, and the longest and bloodiest of World War II. Thousands of miles away from the battles in Western Europe, its soldiers were often known as the Forgotten Army.

The town of Digboi, stood on the lines of communication during the Burmese campaign. A military hospital was established in the area for the purpose of treating the war casualties. The War Cemetery was initially started for the burials from the hospital. By the end of the war, a total of 70 burials had been recorded. Maintenance of graveyards in Panitola and other areas like Jorhat, Ledo, Margherita and Tinsukia was becoming a major problem, so the graves were transferred to Digboi. Graves were also transported from the US Military Cemetery at Shingvuoiyang, Burma. As a result, a large collection of corpses accumulated on the small spur of land rising from the main road, near the hospital. However, due to the earthquake in 1950 and the subsequent landslides caused by heavy rains, it became necessary to shift the cemetery to a place which would not be affected by erosion. The cemetery was hence shifted to the present site.

The War Cemetery, near the town of Digboi, Assam is situated approximately 1.5 kms from the Indian Oil Centre, on the road to the Pengaree Tea Estate. In this cemetery, built and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission rest the souls of the brave hearts who lost their lives fighting the Japanese during the World War II. The Digboi War Cemetery has around 190 identified burials and a few unidentified ones, mostly of Indian and British soldiers (average age of approximately 25-26 years), who died between 1939 and 1945.

A sense of worship and respect automatically comes to the heart when one pays obeisance to the war heroes at the cemetery.
Written May 8, 2016
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Ram Krishna H
32 contributions
Know your history, other wise , we are bound to make mistakes again
Mar 2015 • Friends
Everyone is a warrior, and time and again we hear the sacrifices our predecessor made. The digboi war cemetery is one such place , we ought not to forget. Yes there is one at kohima as well. It's not the point, which side we were , itsvto note that a Soldier is a Born Soldier. We need to honour his presence.
Written January 31, 2016
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SaileshSarmah
Tinsukia, India235 contributions
00 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War
Dec 2015
During the Second World War the state of Assam, in India's Eastern Command, was an operational area of the Burma Campaign. Digboi, in the north-eastern corner of the state, near the Burmese border and on the road to Ledo, was on the lines of communication, and a military hospital was established there. Digboi War Cemetery was started for burials from the hospital and at the end of the war contained 70 burials. Later, the Army Graves Service brought in further graves from burial grounds in Panitola, Jorhat, Margherita, Tinsukia, Ledo, and as well as from the US Military Cemetery at Shingvuoiyang in Burma where permanent maintenance could not be assured. Originally the cemetery stood on a small spur rising sharply from the main road, but an earthquake in 1950 caused cracks here with one fissure extending the full length of the cemetery. Subsequent landslides occasioned by heavy rains, particularly in 1953, so endangered the cemetery that it became necessary to move the graves to the present site which was not likely to be affected by erosion. The cemetery now contains 200 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.
Written December 11, 2015
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Anjan J S
Digboi, India26 contributions
nostalgic experience
Dec 2014 • Family
Nicely maintained place, a must visit . Good photographic opportunities. Best time in the morning or at sunset.
Written May 5, 2015
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