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Abbottabad Cemtery
 

Abbottabad Cemetery

 
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Abbottabad Cemetery

Abbottabad was established as a cantonment and headquarter of the Hazara District (of the present North West Frontier Province of Pakistan) in 1853. It was named after Major James Abbott, first Deputy-Commissioner (1847-53). The town is picturesquely situated at 4,120 feet above the sea. The Garrison during British-era in 1903 comprised "4 battalions of native infantry (Gurkhas) and 4 native mountain batteries." The municipality was created in 1867.

Abbottabad is home to the famed 'PIFFers' (Frontier Force Regiment). The regimental museum, the mess and centre are important places worth visiting which have a wonderful collection of over 150 years of military history. There are several chapels and buildings in the town dating back from the British period.

The Abbottabad Cemetery is located near the Baluch Regiment Centre in the heart of the cantonment. It is a pretty place and considering that the funds for its upkeep are modest, it is reasonably well-maintained. The family that has looked after the premises since 1903 lives in a stone-hut in a corner of the cemetery. The earliest burials date back from 1853 onwards and most of the graves are of officers, soldiers and their families. The cemetery is still in use by native Christians.

There are approx. 150-200 old graves and most of the headstones have now been recorded and photographed by Miss Maheen Rahman to whom I am grateful.

Dr Ali Jan
Sarhad Conservation Network
Moderator - Christian Cemeteries Pakistan

 

General

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Graves

Brown

Goode

Urmstone

Colman

Constance

Harvie

Frances

Mary

 

 

Repton

 

You may download the text and images
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For website and all other uses, please email Dr. Jan here.
Text (c) Dr. Ali Jan 2006-2007
Photographs (c) Maheen Rahman 2006-2007

Contact me: rabiazafar78@yahoo.com

Last update: Sunday, May 6, 2007