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Gurkha statue to be unveiled in Aldershot


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Meridian TV item

'The bronze statue symbolises a Gurkha soldier on a First World War battlefield carrying a British soldier to safety.

Amy Goodman, Sculptor said: "This piece depicts the first Gurkha recipient of the Victoria Cross, Kulbir Thapa Magar, rescuing his comrade, a British Tommy from the Leicestershire regiment on the 25th September 1915.

"He also rescued two of his other Gurkha comrades on the same day whilst also carrying his own injury. It's a sculpture that was a challenge and hopefully I've done it justice.'

BBC News

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  • Moonraker changed the title to Gurkha statue to be unveiled in Aldershot

At least it looks like what it depicts.

Well done Ms Goodman.

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