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European Cemetery

Location -: Ambala Cantonment, District-Ambala

Situation -: Situated in the cantonment area of Ambala City

Under protection of -: Haryana Government

Period -: 1902 AD

History and description -: Twenty heroes of the Anglo-Boer war (1899-1902) in South Africa, who were brought as prisoners of war, lie buried at this cemetery after they were executed for waging a war against the British. During the Anglo-Boer war, the British made hundreds of Boers (original Dutch settlers in South Africa) prisoners of war and sent them to India, Sri Lanka and several other colonies. Many of them were even kept in Ambala jail. A few of them could not return to their country and died here. Twenty of them were buried here and a commemorative pillar was constructed after the British and the Boers reached an agreement and joined hands against the Blacks. The graves of others heroes, with their names inscribed can still be seen at this cemetery.

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