NEUVE CHAPELLE, FRANCE

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - 09 -

Un­veiled in 1927, the me­mo­rial at Neuve Chapelle in France was de­signed by Bri­tish ar­chi­tect Sir Her­bert Baker. The Me­mo­rial is ded­i­cated to more than 4,700 In­dian sol­diers and labour­ers who lost their lives in ac­tion on the Western Front of the war and have no known graves. Neuve Chapelle was cho­sen as the lo­ca­tion for the me­mo­rial be­cause it was here, in 1915, that In­dian sol­diers faced the first ma­jor ac­tion as a sin­gle unit.

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