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Peshawar City, India - Edwardes Gate, c 1870.jpg
Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 34.015112°N 71.582634°E
Altitude: 510 m (1,673 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Peshawar
State/Province: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, old NWFP
Country: Pakistan
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During the British period Peshawar was the capital of North West Frontier Province and Peshawar District from 1901 until 1947. It was part of Punjab before then.

Spelling variants

Peshawer, Peshawur, Paishawar, Peyshawurr

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St John's Church


Article "Peshawar’s Gora Qabristan : A Vanishing Landmark" by Dr. Ali Jan written c 2010 Peshawar's Historic Cemetery by Dr Ali Jan. Contains some of the same text, but also includes information about the 1918 flu pandemic. ( 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 have put some indexes to its cemetery books online and these indexes are free to browse at BACSA Search. 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.

FamilySearch have digitised the above BACSA books, which have restricted access, but which may be viewed on a FamilySearch computer at a FamilySearch Centre. Catalogue entry. For more information, see FamilySearch Centres. Update June 2018. It appears that FamilySearch digital viewing is no longer possible. To be clarified.

The BACSA Archive at the British Library Mss F370 has items which may also be contained in the above books. See BACSA Cemetery files and select Pakistan.

For some memorial inscriptions from Peshawar , see Monuments at Tehkal Cemetery, Peshawar, including

Also see "Historical books online", below.


Lady Reading Hospital

Medical terminology

"Peshawur fever" was malaria.[2]



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.

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Historical books online

  • "Peshawar" page 548 Central Asia Part I: A contribution towards the better knowledge of the topography, ethnology, resources, & history of the North-West Frontier of British India complied (for political and military reference). Volume II, by C M Macgregor 1873., Digital Library of India Collection.
  • Gazetteer Of The Peshawar District 1897-98. A volume in the series Punjab District Gazetteers. Pdf download, Digital Library of India. version.
  • N W F Province Gazetteers Peshawar District Vol.a 1931. Pdf download, Digital Library of India. version.
  • 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.
  • Peshawur page 391 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
  • Memorials of the life and letters of Major-General Sir Herbert B. Edwardes by his Wife 1886 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
  • Reminiscences of Missionary Work In Amritsar 1872-1873 and on the Afghan Frontier In Peshawar 1873-1890 by the Rev. Worthington Jukes 1925.
  • "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
  • "Peshawar District 1930", Chapter 10, page 253 Imperial Policing by Major-General Sir Charles W Gwynn 1939, Digital Library of India Collection.
  • Official History of Operations on the N.-W. Frontier of India, 1920-35 by General Staff Army Headquarters, India 1945. Pdf download, Digital Library of India. Includes some content about the 1930 riots.
  • Seven Cantonments by Major SEG Ponder c 1938. The author was an Officer in the Royal Artillery, based in the North-West Frontier region, in the c1930s including Peshawar.
  • Peshawar - Historic City of the Frontier by Ahmad Hasan Dani 1969. Pdf download, PAHAR-Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset.


  1. It is now under the jurisdiction of the Peshawar Diocese of the Church of Pakistan, see External Links above
  2. Page 14 Memoirs, with a Full Account of the Great Malaria Problem and its Solution by Ronald Ross 1923
  3. Military History Forum thread Peshawar 1930