Indian Army Volunteers 1746-1947


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Reference WMO198019

Address:

St Paul's Cathedral

Ludgate Hill

City of London

London

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
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Lettering: Unknown
Conflicts:
  • Non-Specific Conflict
About the memorial: Memorial to the Volunteer Indians who served the British Empire. Full inscription under Names tab
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1747-1947/ This Tablet commeorates 201 years of faithful service given by/ British, Indian and Gurkha soldiers, who, as comrades, served in/ THE INDIAN ARMY/ in the employ of the Honourable East India Company, and, after/ 1858, under the Crown. The Indian Army served in the former/ Indian Empire and overseas in Peace and War./ Since its first overseas expedition in 1752 its soldiers took part in/ 31 expeditions and fought in 83 frontier campaigns./ In the First World War this army sent over one million soldiers/ overseas. In the Second World War two millions were on active/ service during this conflict. The Indian Army served alongside the/ British and Allied forces in East Africa and Asia./ In its two centuries of service here commemorated this was/ A Volunteer Army

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