The French War Memorial in Puducherry is a war memorial devoted to citizens of French India who died for the US at some stage in the First World War. It is on Goubert Avenue in Puducherry, placed contrary to the Gandhi statue. The monument became erected in 1937 and inaugurated on three April 1938 with the aid of governor Crocicchia. A subsidy of 5,000 rupees became entered into the colonial budget and was granted "to the committee detailed via the decree of 14 January 1936, for the erection of a monument to the reminiscence of the inhabitants of French India who died for France for the duration of the 1914-1918 battle.
It changed into designed by means of the sculptor Gaston Petit and an architect named Delafon. A bronze plaque lists the names of soldiers who died throughout the First World War. Further plaques have been added, listing the names of infantrymen who died at some point of World War Two, the French War in Indochina and the Algerian War. The monument stays the assets of France. The memorial is decorated and illuminated every year on 14 july Bastille Day in honour of the infantrymen from the colony who took part in World War One.
French government officials go to the memorial every now and then and lay plants on the foot of the monument. A "Defense and Citizenship Day" is held each November, imparting college students from the Lycee francais de Pondichéry and different local schools the risk to attend presentations on the rights and duties of French citizen observed via shows on national defense. They then attend a rite on the memorial on Martinmas to honour the end of the First World War.