Contribution of Indian soldiers during WW1

Contribution of Indian soldiers during WW1

The Chattri Service to commemorate the contribution of Indian soldiers during WW1 is taking place on Sunday 9th June 2019 at 2.00 pm. The address is Standen Lane, Brighton BN1 8ZB. Everyone is welcome

A centenary remembrance of Indian soldiers who fought in the First World War

A centenary remembrance of Indian soldiers who fought in the First World War

Chattri Memorial Group invites you to
A centenary remembrance of Indian soldiers who fought in the First World War Sunday 21st October 2018.

This commemoration is to honour and remember the 1.5 million Indian combatants and non-combatants who contributed to the First World War and to acknowledge their legacy and historical value to the City of Brighton and Hove

Date: Sunday 21st October
Time: 13:15pm – 16:45pm

Location: The Royal Pavilion, Indian Gate, 4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, BN1 1EE

Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Indian Gate, Royal Pavilion
An afternoon of talks, poetry, classical Indian dancing, Bhangra & refreshments at Brighton Dome Founders Room

This is Free ticketed event. Due to limited space attendees are kindly requested to register for their free tickets at

Please bring your invitation or Eventbrite registration with you for entry to Brighton Dome’s Founders Room


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Chattri Memorial Service, Sunday 10th June 2018

Chattri Memorial Service, Sunday 10th June 2018

Dear Friends of the Chattri

On behalf of the Chattri Memorial Group, I should like to invite you to a Memorial Service, in remembrance of the Indian Soldiers who were cremated in Brighton during the First World War. Some 12,000 troops were brought over from the Western Front and hospitalised in Brighton to recover from their wounds. . The memorial is unique and the commemoration is believed to be the only one of its kind in Britain.

As you are aware, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War and is therefore, a significant milestone in our homage to those who made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf. The Service will take place on Sunday 10th June 2018 at 2.30 pm. at the Chattri, Patcham, Standen Lane, Brighton, BN1 8ZB. Prayers and the laying of the wreaths should last for approximately half an hour. Cars are able to drive right up to the Chattri across the fields on this day. However, seating is limited and if required, please bring your own foldable chair. There are no facilities available, nor any cover at the venue. Everyone is most welcome.

Following the Ceremony, refreshments will be served at Dorothy Stringer School, Loder Road, BN1 6PZ in the Cafe from 3.45 p.m. An exhibition which traces the role of the soldiers from India to the Western Front will be on display at the school.

I shall be deeply honoured to have your presence at the Chattri and I hope you be able to attend with your family and friends.

I would be very grateful if you would kindly pass on this email to your contacts.

There is no need to reply, unless you intend to lay a wreath on behalf of your organisation. Please note, we are unable to provide wreaths.

NOTE: The Order of Service for the day can be downloaded from the website:

With best wishes

Davinder Dhillon
Chair Chattri Memorial Group

Volunteers needed for the Chattri Service on Sunday 11th June 2017

Your support will be very much appreciated if you can help in the following ways:

The Service will take place between 2.30 to 3.30 at the Chattri Memorial, Stenden Lane, BN1 8ZB. Following the Service, all guests will be offered refreshments at Dorothy Stringer School, Loder Road, Brighton BN1 6PZ.

At the Chattri between 1.45pm to 2.30 pm, your help will be needed to:

  • Distribute Chattri leaflets etc.
  • General help at the Chattri

At the school canteen, your hands-on duties, between 3.15 pm to 5.00 pm will include:

  • Serving refreshments to VIPs
  • Clearing and removing used crockery etc
  • General kitchen duties
  • Clearing furniture (chairs and table) in the café area  after the event is over
  • Collecting money in a  “donation box”
  • Tidying up at the end.

If you are interested in helping, please contact

Thank you in anticipation.”

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A Civic Act of Remembrance India Gate


A Civic Act of Remembrance
India Gate, Royal Pavilion, Brighton

Sunday 29th May 2016

In addition, a Blue Plaque, in honour of Subedar Mir Dast, who received his VC at the Royal Pavilion
will also be unveiled at the commemoration.

Please join us to remember the courage and sacrifice made by the Indian soldiers who gallantly fought in the Great War

Please RSVP by Friday May 13th 2016 –

Please also let us know by 13th May if you, or your organisation, would like to lay a wreath

A programme of the commemoration ceremony will be sent on receipt of attendance.

There is another function taking place at the Royal Pavilion before the Act of Remembrance,
therefore we kindly ask that guests should arrive between 3.30 and 3.45 pm.

Yours truly
On behalf of the Mayoral Office