UK Military, Community Leaders Remember Martyred Sikh Soldiers On 120th Anniversary Of Battle Of Saragarhi

This week, Britain remembered and paid tribute to 21 British Indian Army sepoys (Sikh soldiers) who died in a last stand against 10,000 Afghan tribesmen while defending the Saragarhi outpost in the hills of the North West Frontier Province, now Pakistan, which was then part of British India.

Around 200 military, civilian and Sikh community leaders, including Colonel Richard Maybery, Deputy Commander of Donnington based 11th Signal and West Midlands Brigade, Mr Ian Dudson, Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire, and members of the British Armed Forces Sikh Association (BAFSA) gathered at the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) Sikh memorial for a service paying tribute on September 12, the 120th anniversary of the day on which these Sikh soldiers displayed their legendary heroism at the Battle of Saragarhi in Staffordshire. Read More…

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