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Brigade of Gurkhas Memorial

Richard Reginald Goulden & Philip Jackson
1997 (1924)

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Description

Bronze statue of a Gurkha soldier in First World War uniform.

Inscription(s)

THE GURKHA
SOLDIER

bravest of the brave,
most generous of the generous,
never had country
more faithful friends
than you

Professor Sir Ralph Turner M.C.

FIRST WORLD WAR
1914-1918

france and belgium
gallipoli
egypt and palestine
mesopotamia

SECOND WORLD WAR
1939-1945

north arrica
italy
greece
persia, iraq and syria
malaya and singapore
burma

CAMPAIGN SERVICE
india 1816 - 1826
north east frontier and burma 1824 - 1939
first sikh war 1845 - 1846
north west frontier 1852 - 1947
indian mutiny 1857 - 1859
bhutan 1864 - 1866
malaya 1875 - 1876
second afghan war 1878 - 1880
sikkim 1888
china 1900
tibet 1904
third afghan war 1919
kurdistan 1919
iraq 1919 - 1920
north west persia 1920
malabar 1921 - 1922
palestine 1945 - 1946
java and sumatra 1945 - 1946
indo-china 1945 - 1946
malaya 1948 - 1960
brunei 1962
borneo 1963 - 1966
malay peninsula 1964 - 1965
falkland islands 1982
the gulf 1990 - 1991
bosnia 1996

1st King George V's Own Gurkha Rifles
(The Malaun Regiment)
2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles
(The Sirmoor Rifles)
3rd Queen Alexandra's Own Gurkha Rifles
4th Prince of Wales's Own Gurkha Rifles
5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force)
6th Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles
7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles
8th Gurkha Rifles
9th Gurkha Rifles
10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles
11th Gurkha Rifles
The Royal Gurkha Rifles
The Queen's Gurkha Engineers
Queen's Gurkha Signals
Gurkha Military Police
The Queen's Own Gurkha Transport Regiment

Other units in which Gurkha soldiers served after 1815
and also the units of the Royal Nepalese Army
which, as Britain's allies, took part in the Indian Mutiny
and the First and Second World Wars

Signature

PHILIP JACKSON after a work in india by richard goulden (1924)

Annotation

Unveiled 3 December 1997 by Queen Elizabeth II. Modelled on a 1929 sculpture by Goulden in the Foreign Office.

London - Brigade of Gurkhas Memorial

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°30'18" W 0°7'30"

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