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St Johns Church Black Hole Memorial in Calcutta

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The back hole memorial
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Photo by John Kendall
 
The dedication tablet on the memorial
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The Black Hole memorial stands in the Churchyard of St Johnís Calcutta. The inscription states that it was erected by Lord Curzon to replace one which was erected by a fellow survivor J.Z. Holwell and had been removed in 1821.

The original monument and this one had stood near the site of the Black Hole in Fort William. I donít know when it was moved to St Johnís.

The list of names on the monument had been added to by reference to contemporary records. Sadly I seem to have only four of the six sides, I canít remember why, it may be that the other two were indecipherable even when there. So only the fourth of the pictures below contains names and these are not clear.

 

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