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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Kirklees
Town
Huddersfield
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Sikh Soldiers Organisation
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30 November 2019
    Attended by: Dignataries from across West Yorkshire County. Sikh, Military, Civliaan and Townspeople.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
87341
Current location

Adjacent to Park Cafe. Small carpark (charges)
Greenhead Park
Trinity Street
Huddersfield
Kirklees
West Yorkshire
HD1 4DT
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 13746 16848
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
1.8m (6ft) Indian Bronze Statue on Yorkshire Stone Plinth.
Inscription
'GRANT ME THIS BLESSING O GOD./ MAY I NEVER REFRAIN FROM RIGHTEOUS ACTS./ THAT I SHALL NOT FEAR/ WHEN I GO INTO BATTLE AND,/ WITH DETERMINATION I WILL E VICTORIOUS./ THAT I MAY TEACH MYSELF THIS CREED ALONE,/ TO SPEAK ONLY OF THY PRAISES,/ I MAY DIE RIGHTEOUS IN THE/ MIGHT OF THE BATTLEFIELD.'/ DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THE SIKH/ SOLDIERS OF THE BRITISH INDIAN ARMY/ WHO FOUGHT IN THE TWO WORLD WARS./ THEY PERFORMED THEIR DUTY WITH/ HONOUR WHILE KEEPING THEIR FAITH IN/ GOD AND KHALSA PRINCIPLES./ SIKH SOLDIERS ORGANISATION NOVEMBER 2019
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
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: height 1,800mm
    Materials: Indian Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: height 1,600mm
    Materials: Yorkshire Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
New. Unveiled 30 November 2019.
Costs

Site: £65,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Sikh Soldiers Organisation
Responsibility
Sikh Soldier Organisation

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