Monday, July 18, 2016
The Sikh Soldier Map
The Empire, Faith & War project is mapping the contributions of Sikh soldiers in the First World War. Sikhs soldiers made up more than 20% of the British Indian Army at the outbreak of the war and played a significant part in the victory of the Allied forces.
The Empire, Faith & War: Soldier Map displays the records of approximately 8,000 Sikh soldiers. Individual Sikh soldiers have been placed on the map at the location of their place of birth. If you select a marker on the map you can view the individual soldier's name, rank & regiment and details about where they served and details of when and when they died.
Where more information is known about the soldier the record may also include a link to a story page, which might include photos and more information about the soldier's life.