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Chattri War Memorial


The Chattri, a small domed shaped monument on the Downs near Patcham, is a memorial to the many Indian soldiers who were treated in Brighton for injuries during the Great War.  Those Sikh and Hindu soldiers who did not survive their injuries were cremated on the downs above the town whilst Muslims were enterred at a special spot in Woking. An inscription on the monument in English, Hindi and Urdu, which was unveiled in 1921 by the Prince of Wales, says;

"To the memory of all Indian soldiers who gave their lives for their King-Emperor in the Great War. This monument, erected on the site of the funeral pyre where Hindus and Sikhs who died in hospital at Brighton passed through the fire, is in grateful admiration and brotherly affection dedicated".

Address: Patcham, Brighton