The Indian Servicemen Memorial in Durban

This memorial is within the boundary of the Durban Cenotaph. It seems that it was originally in Nicol Square, but was relocated to its present site in 1998.  The images here are courtesy of Ken and Eleanor Garvie and are used with their permission.

Images by Ken and Eleanor Garvie

Images by Ken and Eleanor Garvie

Indian servicemen served with distinction in both World Wars, as well as the Boer War, and their role as stretcher bearers is particularly well known, and their contribution to the survival of their patients is legendary.

Sadly the Durban Cenotaph was targetted by scrap metal thieves shortly before Remembrance Day 207, and some of these panels may have been stolen. 

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