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Address: Patcham, Brighton, England
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Remember our allies

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Wembley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Steven1961
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Having visited India many times and Ludhiana in particular it was amazing to see the names of young soldiers from that unheard of city in the Punjab named on the memorial

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Thank Lylais3
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The Chatri was built for the fallen Hindu Soldiers in WW1, many of whom had been taken th Brighton's Royal Pavilion, which was used as a hospital during the war. It is in a very peaceful , beautiful setting on the downs near Patcham. With beautiful views across the South Down's.

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Thank AlisonAnne38
South Coast UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

This Indian war memorial just outside Patcham on the Sotuh Downs was tricky to find, but probably misreading signage was our fault! The final destination was so worth the walk. The views over Brighton are amazing and the memorial itself is beautiful and stand for so much. In memorium to the Indian and Sikh soldiers who died in the First... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I've seen this from my bedroom window for years but only recently took the time to visit. An amazing location on the downs and very peaceful yet sobering. Worth the walk.

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Thank kyairi
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This special beautiful place is just so tranquil, and as it is the burial place for all the soldiers whom fought and were looked after in the Brighton, it's so special in so many ways, there is seating once you get up there and for walkers it's a beautiful enjoyable walk to, so take a pick nik with you but... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

An unexpected and interesting little place. Really close to my home, though I'd never been before. Well worth the visit.

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Thank eph101
Hampshire, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Visited at the weekend - we saw the sign post for it as we came off the south coast path next to pyecombe golf course so decided to go have a look see. However at the very next junction on the path the only sign said byway in 3 directions! A lot if guess work later to find it was... More 

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