War Memorials

Lord Sheikh:

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many memorials have been built in the United Kingdom for servicemen from the Indian Army who died during World War 1 or World War 2.

The Minister for International Defence and Security (Baroness Taylor of Bolton): This information is not held by the Ministry of Defence.

The UK National Inventory of War Memorials, a registered charity, is currently working to compile a record of all war memorials in the UK. Its website http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/ lists all those memorials that have so far been registered with it. Several of these are dedicated to the Indian Army including a memorial to the 17th Dogra Regiment of the Indian Army located at the National Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, and an Indian Army Memorial Organ and Screen located in the Royal Memorial Chapel at Sandhurst.

Updated: 11/01/2010 — 2:29 PM