India blog 6: Kapurthala’s WW1 memorial
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.