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Commission unveils new Indian memorial

04 October 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.