Past Event
Talks & Debate

Chattri Memorial Group Heritage Talk

Mon 6 Sep 2021

The Chattri talk will focus on how India became involved in a European war, the recruitment of Indian soldiers, their training and preparedness on the Western Front as a fighting force. Some aspects of their war on the Western Front will be touched on including the journey for some to Brighton Hospitals. Here, through their letters, we will get a glimpse of their experiences of the war as well as their treatment in the Royal Pavilion and other Military Hospitals. Finally, the talk will explain how those that died in Brighton are honoured at the Chattri Memorial on the Downs.