Chillianwala Memorial

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The Royal Hospital at Chelsea in West London, nearby Sloane Street tube station on the district and circle lines, contains a memorial to those that died during a major battle within the second Anglo Sikh War, the Battle of Chillianwala.

In January 1849, the Battle of Chillianwala, now part of Western Punjab in Pakistan, took place between the British East India Company and the Sikh army and resulted in the deaths and injuries of thousands, including 2,000 British soldiers. Both sides claimed victory, although the British, who had been forced to retreat, claimed overall victory just a month later.

A grand obelisk, commemorating the names of the 252 British soldiers who died, is located within the grounds of the Royal Hospital which functions as a retirement and nursing home for British soldiers who are unfit for duty as a result of injury or old-age.

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