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Address: Patcham, Brighton, England
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Memorials to Indian soldiers who fell in the Great War.

A MUST for Brits of Indian origin. Not an easy memorial to find if you do not look hard for it, as signage is virtually non-existent. Make sure you go when the weather is dry (and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Praful S
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Letchworth, England, United Kingdom
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Letchworth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A MUST for Brits of Indian origin. Not an easy memorial to find if you do not look hard for it, as signage is virtually non-existent. Make sure you go when the weather is dry (and not so windy!) as the memorial is in an open and hilly field. You get fantastic views. It is quite a track from where... More 

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Heathfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The memorial to the WW1 servicemen from the Indian sub-continent who had been hospitalised in Brighton Pavilion is deep in the Downs with views towards the sea. This was the place where both Sikhs and HIndus were cremated. The monument is approached by a gentle 20 minute or so walk over open access land - today with cattle and sheep... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

There is easy parking just off the A23 and a signed posted walk with information boards. Its a good walk up the hill and then the Chattri comes into view.

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Thank Melissa M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

It is quite a walk to the chattri but well worth the walk beautiful place full of wildlife very peaceful

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Thank knowlesjo83
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a lovely memorial to all the Indian soldiers that died in the 1st World War. It is on the Sussex Downs on one of the walks. Once a year in June there is a very moving service held to remember the soldiers that gave their lives. People come to this from all over the country.

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Thank Leonora B
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is a place you can only get to by walking across the Downs as there is no road or car park nearby - and while this may present a challenge for some if people are able to take an approx 15 to 20mins walk across the Downs then its well worth doing so. Being away from the roads means... More 

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Thank Clyde B
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

A monument to soldiers from the Great War from the Indian Peninsular (United India) who perished after being wounded. They were brought to one of the hospitals in Brighton and were not allowed their own burial rights until special dispensation allowed for their cremation in the South Downs. We will not forget them

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Thank Simon A
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Take a walk north from Brighton onto the Downs to visit the Chattri, where Indian soldiers fighting in Europe in the First World War were cremated, having been nursed in Brighton Pavilion. A peaceful place to remember men who died far from home. Walk on north to join the South Downs Way and visit Jack and Jill windmills.

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Thank Valerie B
Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This monument in what I think is Indo-Saracenic style (I'm open to correction!) marks and commemorates the open air cremation site of 50-60 Hindu and Sikh soldiers who had died of wounds sustained on the Western Front in 1915. They had been hospitalised in military hospitals around Brighton, including the Royal Pavilion. Their ashes were later scattered at sea in... More 

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Thank John H
Wembley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Fascinating and poignant history and well-kept monument. You can get walk here in less than 2 hours from Brighton seafront, or about 20 minutes if you start from Patcham.

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