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Remembering Today; Casimir Melanie, Seychelles Carrier Corps


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Carrier Casimir MELANIE, 717203 Seychelles Carrier Corps who died aged 18 on 15.03.17. Mont-Fleuri Memorial, Seychelles

"the contribution the Seychellois made to the allied effort in World War I in which, of a contingent of nearly 800 in the Seychelles Carrier Corps, over 40% died from illness or other causes without ever seeing enemy action."

http://www.stampdomain.com/iosc/hardtime.htm

http://www.seychellesweekly.com/November%2...ance%20Day.html

Cemetery: VICTORIA (MONT-FLEURI) CEMETERY

Country: Seychelles

Locality: unspecified

Location Information: Mont Fleuri Cemetery is in the very large Civil Cemetery of Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles. It covers a whole hill on the outskirts of the town in the direction of the airport. Turn right at Route Rochon Belvedere on the main road from Victoria to the airport. The 1939-1945 plot, which has its own enclosure, will be found in the top left hand corner of the cemetery, while the rest of the graves are scattered throughout the cemetery. The Mont Fleuri Memorial is also within the cemetery, and will be found at the bottom of the cemetery. This memorial commemorates men of the Seychelles Carrier Corps who lost their lives in the 1914-1918 War, and those Seychellois of the Pioneer Companies and other units who fell in the 1939-1945 War, who have no known grave.

Historical Information: There are 49 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war and 27 Commonwealth burials from the 1939-1945 war in this Cemetery.

MONT-FLEURI MEMORIAL

Country: Seychelles

Locality: unspecified

Location Information: The Mont-Fleuri Memorial stands at the bottom of Mont-Fleuri Cemetery, the very large civil cemetery of Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles. The cemetery covers a whole hill on the outskirts of the town in the direction of the airport. Turn right at Route Rochon Belvedere on the main road from Victoria to the airport. This memorial commemorates men of the Seychelles Carrier Corps who lost their lives in the 1914-1918 War, and those Seychellois of the Pioneer Companies and other units who fell in the 1939-1945 War, who have no known grave. The memorial takes the form of a screen wall of coral blocks with stone panels on which the names are engraved.

Historical Information: The Seychelles Carrier Corps was raised for service in East Africa and lost 341 men at the hands of the enemy or from sickness. 48 died at home and their graves are marked, one is buried at Dar-es-Salaam and three at Bombay, but the graves of 289 are not known. The Mont-Fleuri Memorial commemorates these 289 men and takes the form of a screen wall of coral blocks with stone panels on which the names are engraved. A dedicatory panel commemorates those Seychellois of the Pioneer Companies and other units who fell in the 1939-45 war.

No. of Identified Casualties: 289

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