Indian Soldiers of First World War - Fusion - WeRIndia

Indian Soldiers of First World War

Indian Soldiers

The First World War was one of the most destructive wars ever fought. India, which was under the rule of Britain fought for the allied forces in this war. However, not many Indians respect the contribution of our Indian fighters.

Brigadier Ram Sing, 90, is very proud of his family. His family has served in the Indian Army with distinction for three generations. His son is also a serving Brigadier and is the fourth generation. This family is truly one of the legends in India. Ram Singh joined the army whilst in the third year at St. Stephen’s College. He fought in South East Asia during WWII.

His grandfather Risaldar Major Rup Chand joined the Army in 1884. He fought in the Boxer Rebellion in China in 1900. He also fought on Mesopotamia front in World War I. Risaldar

Major rank is the highest rank an Indian could aspire to. There are many more sacrifices and Heroic acts that the Indian army have done. Their heroics must be honored and well-remembered. The Indian Gate in Delhi was originally called ‘All India War Memorial’. The names of 82,000 soldiers who died in the World War I and the third Anglo-Afghan war are on the Gate.


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