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The Church Meerut.jpg
Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 28.99°N 77.7°E
Altitude: 225 m (737 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Meerut
State/Province: Uttar Pradesh
Country: India
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Meerut was the headquarters of Meerut District in the Meerut Division of United Provinces during the British period. It was the location of an important military garrison.

Spelling variants

Meerut, Meerutt, Miruth, Merat, Mirat.

Military history

Mutiny at Meerut May 1857



  • BACSA (British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia) cemetery publications are
    • Meerut: The First Sixty Years (1815-1875) by Alan Harfield, 1992 MIs and burial registers. Also a complete listing of the British and Indian regiments there along with a history of the garrison.
    • Meerut Part II (1876-1939) by Alan Harfield, 1999 MIs and Burial Registers of Cantonment Cemetery; also Race Course Cemetery and Military Memorials.
See BACSA Books.
BACSA have put the indexes to these 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.

External links

Kambob Gate - Meerut

Historical books online

"Plan of Meerut Cantonment in 1857", page 177. Lending Library