Wera Supports Monument For Sikh Soldiers

Wera has joined other MPs in calling for a national monument to be erected in central London in honour of the Sikh soldiers who have given their lives in defending Great Britain...

By Office of Wera Hobhouse, Jan 23, 2018 4:01

Wera has joined other MPs in calling for a national monument to be erected in central London in honour of the Sikh soldiers who have given their lives in defending Great Britain...

Though Sikhs made up only two percent of the population of British India, they formed 20 percent of the British Indian Army during the First World War.

83,000 Sikh soldiers laid down their lives and more than 100,000 were injured during the World Wars. Sikhs have also been involved in British military conflict both prior to, and since the World Wars.

Wera said: "Following the installation of the memorial to commemorate African soldiers, and those from the Carribean in Brixton over the summer, we must never forget those who sacrificed their lives in defence of Britain from other parts of the Empire. I hope the government follows through on this motion, which has a huge amount of support from across the chamber, and across the country."

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