MEMBERS of a Sikh temple visited the Royal Pavilion to pay homage to its role as a military hospital during World War I.
Known for its Indian-inspired architecture, the palace was repurposed to treat Indian soldiers wounded on France’s and Belgium’s western fronts.
The Nanak Darbar Gurdwara North London Sikh Temple in New Southgate visited the pavilion on July 30 to commemorate those who fought in the Great War.
Gurjinder Kaur Theti, a Temple member, said: “It is important for Sikhs today to remember those soldiers who played a crucial role in combat in Europe and supported the British cause, as the Indian Army represented the largest number of Troops made up nearly a third of the British Expeditionary Force at the end of 1915.”
About 2,300 Indian soldiers were treated in the pavilion, which was equipped with two operating theaters and over 720 beds.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20618418.london-sikh-temple-members-visit-brightons-royal-pavilion/?ref=rss Members of the London Sikh Temple visit Brighton’s Royal Pavilion