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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 21.5830 °N, 96.50 °E
Present Day Details
Place Name: Mandalay
State/Province: Mandalay Division
Country: Burma
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Mandalay is a city in Burma on the Irrawaddy River. It was a British possession from 1885 until its independence in 1948. It was the location of a cantonment, also known as Fort Dufferin.


Mandalay was annexed by the British in 1885 at the end of the 3rd Burma War. The city fell after the Battle of Mandalay on the 28th November.



  • Christ Church, Mandalay 1873. Church of England. [1]

Poisoning by servants

Mr. Lillywhite, telegraph-master, and his family were poisoned with arsenic by disgruntled servants c 1899, at Mandalay, which was reported in a newspaper, probably the Times of Burma, available at the British Library. [2]

External links

Historical books online


  1. Page 87 Wanderings in Burma by George W Bird 1897 Southeast Asia Visions, Cornell University
  2. White, Phillip.British-Raj Digest, Vol 6, Issue 65 Rootsweb India British Raj Mailing List 3 April 2011. There are other related posts shortly before this date, scroll down. Archived links.