|Altitude:||510 m (1,673 ft)|
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|State/Province:||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, old NWFP|
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places of interest during the British period
Peshawer, Peshawur, Paishawar, Peyshawurr
- St. John's Church (now Cathedral) (Garrison Church)
Article "Peshawar’s Gora Qabristan : A Vanishing Landmark" by Dr. Ali Jan written c 2010 www.pakhtun.com. Peshawar's Historic Cemetery by Dr Ali Jan. Contains some of the same text, but also includes information about the 1918 flu pandemic. (archive.org links)
BACSA (British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia) cemetery publications are
- Peshawar Cemetery, Pakistan by Susan Farrington, 1988 (2nd reprint 2001). c900 MIs dating from 1849. 195pp, profusely illustrated and plans
- Peshawar Monumental Inscriptions II by Susan Farrington, 1991. More inscriptions from churches and other cemeteries. 168pp, profusely illustrated and plan
See BACSA Books.
BACSA are in the process of putting the indexes to its cemetery books online and these indexes are free to browse. If an indexed name is of interest then application can be made to BACSA for details of the relevant burial inscription - charges apply for this service.
The BACSA Archive at the British Library Mss F370 has items which may also be contained in the above books
- 884 Peshawar, Pakistan: burials 1851-1864; register of graves, 1887-1888
- 885 Peshawar, Pakistan: burials, 1864-1870
- 886 Peshawar, Pakistan: burials, 1870-1879
- 887 Peshawar and Cherat, Pakistan: burials at Peshawar, 1879-1890; burials at Cherat, 1879-1887
- 888 Peshawar, Pakistan: burials, 1890-1933
For some memorial inscriptions from Peshawar , see Indian Cemeteries, including
- Monument to those who died 67th Battery Royal Field Artillery 1904-1906 at Tehkal Cemetery, Peshawar
- Monument to those who died No 6 Mountain Battery Royal Garrison Artillery 1914-1921 at Tehkal Cemetery, Peshawar
Also see "Historical books online", below.
- Lady Reading Hospital (1924)
"Peshawur fever" was malaria.
The hill cantonment at Cherat
Cherat is a cantonment located 34 miles south east from the city of Peshawar at an elevation of 4,500 feet on the west of the Khattak range.
- Peshawar City Imperial Gazetteer of India
- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Town & Places contains information about Peshawar (scroll down)
- Diocese of Peshawar, Church of Pakistan
- Khyber [Masonic] Lodge, Peshawar
- Peshawar Remembered by Walter Reeve (born 1934) whose father was in the Indian Army, and later the Pakistan Army. Another version www.pakhtun.com, and another version (archived). The recollections of an English schoolboy growing up in Peshawar around the time of partition. See Murree for the author's memories of Murree.
- PAF [previously RAF] Peshawar globalsecurity.org
- Peshawar Vale Hunt by Dr Ali Jan (archive.org link)
- Peshawar: Excerpts from Gertrude Bell's Diary (dated 22/01/1903 to 27/01/1903) Sarhad Conservation Network, now archived.
- RAF Peshawar rafweb.org (retrieved 1 July 2014)
- Visiting Peshawar – Scenes And Pictures Of Pakistan 2009 - Includes photos of St John’s Cathedral and the cemetery
- Photograph of Peshawar 1878 A view across the cantonment towards St John's Church and the distant mountains of the Khyber Pass, taken in 1878 by John Burke. (Flickr)
- Postcard: British Infantry Barracks Peshawar c 1910 imagesofasia.com
- Postcard: Soldiers' Bungalow [Barracks] Peshawar www.stamps-auction.com
- Postcard: Soldiers’ Married Quarters Peshawar flickr.com
- Postcard: The Mall showing Station Hospital Peshawar www.stamps-auction.com
- From a collection of postcards at the ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, sent by F.G. Prew, a soldier, probably in the 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment to Adolf Feller of Switzerland
- Peshawar, NWFP, General view of Robert Barracks, post stamped 19.2 1928 with message
- Peshawar, Fort and Wireless Station, NWFP, post stamped 10.9.1930 with message
- Peshawar Cantt, Railway Station post stamped 24.9.1930 with message
- Peshawar, Double Deckers, The Soldiers Bungalows post stamped 1.2.1931 with message
- 1930 riots in Peshawar
- Photographs from the National Army Museum:
- Images of articles from The Times 24-28 April 1930 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 militarian.com (retrieved 1 July 2014)
- YouTube videos from the National Army Museum
Historical books online
- Peshawur in 1854 page 428 Wall-Street to Cashmere: A Journal of Five Years in Asia, Africa and Europe by John B Ireland 1859 Google Books. (page 436 (missing from the previous file)). The author was an American lawyer born in 1823.
- Memorials of the life and letters of Major-General Sir Herbert B. Edwardes by his Wife 1886 Archive.org Volume I Volume II. Edwardes was Commissioner of Peshawar during the Indian Mutiny.
- "Peshawur", page 160 The Punjab and Sindh missions of the Church Missionary Society Giving an account of their foundation and progress for thirty-three years, from 1852 to 1884. Second edition, considerably enlarged, of a book entitled "Thirty years of missionary work of the C.M.S. in the Punjab and Sindh" by Robert Clark 1885 Archive.org
- "Peshawar District", page 149 A list of inscriptions on Christian tombs or monuments in the Punjab, North-West Frontier Province, Kashmir and Afghanistan possessing historical or archaeological interest Part 1 by Miles Irving (1910) Hathi Trust Digital Library
- Peshawar Riot 23 April 1930 page 16 India in 1930-31 archive.org
- It is now under the jurisdiction of the Peshawar Diocese of the Church of Pakistan, see External Links above
- Page 14 Memoirs, with a Full Account of the Great Malaria Problem and its Solution by Ronald Ross 1923 Archive.org
- Military History Forum thread Peshawar 1930