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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Lichfield
Town
Alrewas
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
M Bibby (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 01/11/2015
    Attended by: Mr Jay Singh-Sohal, chairman of the Sikh Memorial Fund; Armed Forces representatives
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
72125
Current location

National Memorial Arboretum
Croxall Road
Alrewas
Lichfield
Staffordshire
DE13 7AR
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 1818014703
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A sculpted head and shoulders figure of a uniformed Sikh soldier wearing medals. The sculpture is supported by a large granite plinth with a gold-lettered inscribed plaque affixed to its front face.
Inscription
(Khanda emblem)/ WW1 SIKH MEMORIAL/ DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THE 124,245 SIKH SOLDIERS/ OF THE BRITISH INDIAN ARMY/ WHO FOUGHT IN ALL THE THEATRES OF THE GREAT WAR./ THEY DID THEIR DUTY WITH HONOUR/ WHILE KEEPING THEIR FAITH IN GOD,/ GURU AND KALSA PRINCIPLES./ UNVEILED ON THE 1ST NOVEMBER 2015.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: Subscriptions with a total in excess of £22,000 raised through crowd-funding.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: WW1 Sikh Memorial Fund: more than 200 subscriptions .

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