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Memorial service being held today for the Indian First World War heroes who died in Brighton

The annual Chattri memorial service takes place on the South Downs in Brighton today (Sunday 8 June) to honour Indian heroes from the First World War.

The service is in remembrance of the sacrifice of Hindu and Sikh soldiers who were wounded, evacuated to Brighton for treatment but who died.

Temporary hospitals treated the injured at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton and at Brighton, Hove and Sussex VI Form College (BHASVIC) in Dyke Road, Hove.

The service is due to start at 2.30pm at the Chattri monument near Patcham.

After a welcome from Davinder Dhillon, the chairman of the Chattri Memorial Group, the Indian High Commissioner Shri Ranjan Mathai will lay a wreath.

After the service refreshments will be served in at Dorothy Stringer High School, in Loder Road, Brighton.

There will be a chance to see the Chattri exhibition based on the journey of soldiers from India to the Western Front and to Brighton.

1 comment to Memorial service being held today for the Indian First World War heroes who died in Brighton

  • rajiv kumar tripathi

    i am from India and is district judge retired after 33 years long judicial career
    yesterday i was in brighton but unaware of this programme.otherwise i must have participated in programme to our brave ancestors who put their life for country and for us.i salute them from my core of hearts.
    i also thank to organisers for making livly of memory of great souls.

    jaihind
    rajiv kumar tripathi
    district judge (retired)
    from India on family visit
    wimbeldon,southwest London

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