REMEMBRANCE EXHIBITION: Memorial Plaques

REMEMBRANCE EXHIBITION: Memorial Plaques

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.

Memorial plaques such as this one, to Gurkha soldier Sete Pun, were issued to the next-of-kin of those British and Empire service personnel who died as a result of the First World War.

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