REMEMBRANCE EXHIBITION: Gurkha Soldiers and Remembrance

REMEMBRANCE EXHIBITION: Gurkha Soldiers and Remembrance

Over 20,000 Gurkha soldiers became casualties during the First World War and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission records the names of 6,168 Gurkha soldiers who gave their lives during the conflict. During the Second World War these figures climbed to 23,655 casualties and 8,816 recorded killed by the CWGC. Since the end of the Second World War in 1945 around 600 Gurkha soldiers have become casualties or been killed in British service, including 15 members of the Brigade of Gurkhas who lost their lives in Afghanistan between 2007 and 2012.

On Wednesday 11th November 2020 we remember those Gurkhas alongside all those who have died in the cause of freedom.

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