Sunday, June 22, 2014

Coventry Sikh war memorial plea

Jagdeesh Singh at the memorial

A man whose grandfather fought in World War One is calling for a war memorial for Sikh soldiers to be installed in a better location in Coventry.
Maghar Singh was sent to the frontline in France aged just 15, after signing up to fight in the British Indian Army.
In 2002, his son joined other Sikhs in Coventry to help set up a memorial on a roundabout on the A444.
While praising the memorial, Maghar's grandson Jagdeesh Singh said the location underplayed the Sikh role.
Between 1850 to 1945 three generations of the family served in the British Indian Army, including Jagdeesh Singh's great-great grandfather, Bassan Singh, in the 1st Sikh Infantry.
with thanks : BBC News : LINK : for detailed news story

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