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New Indian Memorial Date: Monday, 27 September, 2010



On Sunday 26th September 2010, a new memorial, paying tribute to 53 Sikh and Hindu soldiers who died during the First World War, was unveiled.

The memorial, built by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, lists the names of those soldiers who were cremated at a funeral pyre site, known as a ghatt, on the hills overlooking Brighton. The new memorial sits alongside the existing Brighton Chattri, which was built after the Great War and which pays tribute to all those Indian soldiers who died fighting for the British Empire.

Commenting on the ceremony Co-organiser of the Chattri Memorial Service Davinder Dhillon said:

'Its a hugely significant day. We feel very proud and very grateful to these people who fought in the first world war for our freedom'

Watch video from the ceremony at www.cwgc.org

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