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During the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857, lots of British belonging to Kanpur Barracks were killed by the Indian rebels who were hell-bent and in rage against British atrocities. Unfortunately, the casualty included British children and women. A foolish act of some Indian soldiers got the bad name for the Indians. That the British killed Indian natives more than 10 times that of their causality is a different story. Incidentally Kanpur(Cawnpore) had second largest European community in the entire subcontinent in the mid 1800s.
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Above image: All Souls Memorial Church, Cawnpore (now Kanpur). Designed by Walter L. B. Granville. 1862-75. Red brick with polychrome dressings. The church is located at one of the most notorious sites of the great uprising of 1857, near the entrenchment where General Wheeler and his men tried unsuccessfully to hold out against the rebellious sepoys under the command of local potentate Nana Sahib. It was said to have cost £18,000 to build the church. (Keene 40; http://www.victorianweb.org/art/architecture/granville/4.html).. ...........
The Military Cemetery on the edge of the cantonment has a number of interesting graves from the late 19th century.
The king Edward VII memorial hall and Christ Church building, built in 1840 are of interest to the tourists who like old colonial structures.
03. The Kanpur Memorial Church recounts the unfortunate massacre of the Kanpur Barracks.