India blog 6: Kapurthala’s WW1 memorial

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One of the sights I’ve grown so used to seeing in Kapurthala is the above – the Captain Jhaggar Singh War Memorial.

Within is a life-seized bronze statue depicting the officer of the state, who led 13 men in a heroic fight at Marima in East Africa in 1916.


The Kapurthala Imperial Service Troops were sent, as part of Indian Expeditionary Force B and C, to East Africa – an often overlooked campaign during the Great War.

If anyone has any more information on Jhaggar Singh which can be published here it’d be very welcome.

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