|Lascar War Memorial, Kolkata. commons.wikimedia.org|
|Inside the Lascar War Memorial, Kolkata. Plagues.en.wikipedia.org|
Lascar War Memorial, situated at the southern end of the Maidan, on Naiper Road, Hastings, near Prinsep Ghat in the Hastings area of Kolkata, is dedicated to the memory of 896 Lascars (sailor or militiaman from Indian subcontinent), who gave their lives, fighting for the British Navy during the Great War of 1914 – 18. It has similarity with the victory tower of Chittor - Indo-Mogul type of architecture and was designed by William Ingram Keir, a famous British architect who designed several buildings in India. The Kidderpore Bridge, buildings at Bengal Engineering and Science University in Shibpur, and Islamia College are good examples.
|. Lascar War Memorial, Calcutta. www.flickr.com|
|Lascar War Memorial, Kolkata. www.lascarwarmemorial.com|