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places of interest during the British period
Bangalore (now Bengaluru) became part of British India in 1809. It was the scene of a mutiny in 1832, which was unsuccessful. Bangalore is the capital of the modern Indian state of Karnataka.
Although situated in Mysore State, which was a Princely State not part of British India, the Civil and Military Station at Bangalore was an Assigned Tract under British administration.
It was the location of a major cantonment which was in existence in 1829, and perhaps established earlier. The main barracks was Baird Barracks, in Cubbon Road.
Hebbal Camp and Gaza Camp were in existence during the First World War period and Hebbal Camp continued at least until the late 1920s.
During at least the Second World War there was an Officers' Training School - O T S Bangalore.
The Royal Air Force during the Second World War had a base in Bangalore which included Jalahalli and RAF Yelahanka.
During the Second World War there were Prisoner of War Camps for Italian prisoners at Jakkur, Hebbal and Jalahalli.
- POW Camps in India
- Bangalore Battalion, a Volunteer Regiment, earlier known as the Bangalore Rifle Volunteers.
Battle of Bangalore 1791
Bangalore Mutiny 1832
See also Images of Bangalore
- Bangalore Cemeteries
- Agram Cemetery, Gravestone Inscriptions 1806-1866 (Old Protestant Cemetery)
- St John's Church, 132 St John's Church Road. Archived webpage.
- St Patrick's Church, Brigade Road. Previously the Cathedral until c 1940.
- Album of Parish Priest Rev Fr Maria Antoine Tabard Prepared at time of Cathedral refurbishment in 1899. gallery.fibis.org
- Fibiwiki images of St Patrick's Cathedral
- St Mark's Cathedral Church, MG Road. Archived webpage.
- St Andrew's Church. A researcher advised that when she visited St Andrew's Bangalore in 2013-2014, the church adamantly refused to help regarding records, and was the worst of six churches visited.
Schools and Colleges
- St Joseph's Boys' High School
- Baldwins Boys High School, Hosur Road
- St. Joseph's College, Lalbagh Road. The Jesuit college was founded in 1882 by the Fathers of the French Foreign Mission
- Bangalore Royal Palace, Jayamahal Road
- Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, wikipedia.com. The palace, built mostly from wood, dates from 1791.
- Churches of Bangalore Bangalorebest.com, now archived.
- Catholic Archdiocese of Bangalore
- Bangalore Wikipedia
- Bangalore map 1924 Wikipedia
- The late Ronnie Johnson's archived Bangalore site - covers many topics including cemeteries, churches, streets and houses, schools and more. Alternative archived link Archive.org
- Regiments in Bangalore 1807 to 1913 - an archived link. Archive.org version, part of The Forgotten Soldiers Page
- [Bangalore] Cantonment: colonial past, multicultural present by Poornima Dasharathi , 23 Jul 2008 bangalore.citizenmatters.in, now archived.
- "Marching to a different beat. Armed forces are a large presence in Bangalore" by Deepti Ganapathy Times of India, now an archived page.
- "A Boer in Bangalore" by Adam Yamey 14 September 2016 Confluence. George Glaeser Munnik, a Boer Officer, was a POW at Trichinopoly and later Amritsar. During his stay in India he was able to visit Bangalore and the Kolar Gold Fields. He wrote an account A Boer in India published 1903. He subsequently became a Senator in South Africa.
- Image: Christmas Menu “No 3 and Furlough Coys, IWT , RE” Gaza Camp, Bangalore India, Christmas 1918. auctiva.com. Retrieved 16 August 2014. IWT is presumably Inland Water Transport, part of the Royal Engineers, but it is not otherwise known to have been in India. Lists Officers, WOs and NCOs.
- The O.T.S Bangalore by John Forster bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar. The Officers' Training School during WW2.
- "Voyage to India (1945) Final Stage" by Des McDougall. Travelling to India, to the Officers’ Training School, Bangalore. bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar.
- "A Jaundiced View" by Des McDougall. He was admitted to the BMH (British Military Hospital) in Bangalore. bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar. Includes details of the Italian POWs working in the hospital.
- Nazis on the Playing Field by Gerald Wheatley mentions the O.T.S Bangalore. bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar.
- Geoffrey Herbert Blake attended Officers’ Training School for six months from June 1943 after which he took up duties in Air Despatch, Royal Indian Army Service Corps. British Library Untold Lives Blog.
- RAF Yelahanka rafweb.org
- Yelahanka Wikipedia
- Whitefield, Bangalore established 1882 livemint.com, now an archived webpage.
- Personal collection of over 100 photos of Bangalore, mainly taken between 1909-1925 www.sharehistory.org
- Back to Bangalore Part 1 Video Photographic documentary about two press photographers, Anglo Indian Bert Scott and grandson Jason Tilley. They travel to India in 1999 in search of their colonial past. Back to Bangalore Part 2, includes a visit to Seringapatum cemetery. Filmed by Vicki Couchman. This further video Photographer in Residence: Jason Tilley also discusses the 1999 trip to India. Vimeo.com and from thebeautifulpeopleblog, category "My Family History" which contains a number of interesting blogs
- Map of Bangalore British Library Online Gallery. Although catalogued 1935, a comment states that it is more likely c 1892.
- "Map of Bangalore", between pages 388 and 389, A Handbook for Travellers in India, Burma, and Ceylon published by John Murray, London Eighth Edition 1911 Archive.org.
Historical books online
- Bangalore Imperial Gazetteer of India Volume 6, page 368.
- "Bangalore District" page 1 (digital page 63) Mysore Gazetteer Volume V: Gazetteer edited by C. Hayavadana Rao. New Edition 1930 Archive.org.
- "Bangalore", page 45 Report on the Medical Topography and Statistics, of the Mysore Division of the Madras Army 1844 Google Books (This report is at the rear of Report on the Medical Topography and Statistics, of the Provinces of Malabar and Canara)
- Bangalore page 67, The Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal Volume 68 1847. The cantonment was classified as one of the "Stations on the Table Lands" Google Books
- Bangalore page 89 Reports on mountain and marine sanitaria; medical and statistical observations on civil stations and military cantonments, jails - dispensaries - regiments - barracks, &c. within the Presidency of Madras, the Straits of Malacca, the Andaman Islands, and British Burmah from January 1858 to January 1862 by Inspector General of Hospitals Duncan Macpherson. 1862 Archive.org. Part of the series Selections from the Records of the Madras Government.
- "Bangalore" page 411 Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire into the Sanitary State of the Army in India : with Abstract of Evidence, and of Reports Received from Indian Military Stations 1864 Archive.org
- Sanitary Report Bangalore 1864. Cover title is Report on the Station, Barracks and Hospitals of Bangalore. Extracted from the Proceedings of the Sanitary Commission. 1865. Archive.org
- Gazetteer Of Bangalore [District](1875) Some missing pages. Archive.org, mirror from Digital Library of India.
- Bangalore Cantonment page 48 Mysore and Coorg, A Gazetteer compiled by the Government of India Volume II, Mysore by Districts by Lewis Rice 1876 Archive.org
- The Civil and Military station of Bangalore, within direct British jurisdiction c 1883 page 57 Memoirs, with a Full Account of the Great Malaria Problem and its Solution by Ronald Ross 1923 Archive.org.
- A Roving Commission My Early Life by the Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill 1930 Archive.org. He arrived in India 1896, as an officer with the 4th Hussars, who were based in Bangalore. He resigned from the Army and left India 1899.
- Indian Cavalryman by Captain Freddie Guest, 1959. Pdf download, PAHAR Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset. Archive.org mirror version.
- Recommended by Peter Moore in Military reading list who says "... ending the war [WW2] as the Equitation Instructor at the Officer Cadet School in Bangalore”.
- Old Bungalows in Bangalore, South India by Janet Pott 1977 Archive.org
- Monkey Tops: Old Buildings in Bangalore Cantonment by Elizabeth Staley 1981 Archive.org
- ↑ Pensioner’s Paradise or POW Camp ? by Aliyeh Rizvi, July 7, 2011
- ↑ Barbur, Shirley. Visit to India (Madras) Chennai Rootsweb India Mailing List 10 September 2015, archived.