Bangkok Protestant Cemetery

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Bangkok Protestant Cemetery
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A view of the Bangkok Protestant Cemetery looking east
Details
Year established 1853
Location Bangkok
Country Thailand
Coordinates 13°42'22"N 100°30'20"E
Type For resident Protestant Christian foreigners of Thailand
Style Protestant cemetery
Number of graves 1,800

The Bangkok Protestant Cemetery is a cemetery catering mainly to the foreign community in Bangkok. To date, the cemetery has over 1800 interments, and it is still accepting burials on a limited basis. The burial register is kept by Christ Church Bangkok (11 Convent Road).

There are also a number of Jewish graves here, since before 1997 there was no other place in the city for the small Jewish community to bury their dead. This changed with the opening of the Jewish Cemetery, in a separate property adjacent to this cemetery.

History[edit]

The Bangkok Protestant Cemetery was founded by a royal land grant given by King Mongkut on 29 July 1853, to address the need for burial space for Bangkok's growing Protestant community.

Central path and chapel, looking west to the Chao Phraya River

Location[edit]

The cemetery is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River just south of the Menam Riverside Hotel, and 1.75 km south of the Saphan Taksin BTS station along Charoen Krung Road.

Address: Soi 72/5, Charoen Krung Road, Bangkok

13°42′22″N 100°30′20″E / 13.70611°N 100.50556°E / 13.70611; 100.50556

Notable Interments[edit]

Grave of Dan Beach Bradley
  • Brian Charles Dade, Able Seaman, British Royal Navy, Service Number DJ 952629, of HMS London, died 1965-03-06 aged 25
  • Friedrich Schaefer, M.D., founder of and surgeon at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, who died from an infection acquired when operating 1914-05-15
  • Hans Herzfeld, banker and chief accountant with the Bombay Burma Trading Corporation, who died on 9 May 1950 aged 57.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Admiral Bush Biography, accessed 24 March 2009
  2. ^ Henry Alabaster Biography, accessed 3 May 2010

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