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Remembered Today:

Sepoy Sundar Singh Malay States Guides

Will O'Brien

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As per CWGC


Nationality: Indian

Rank: Sepoy

Regiment/Service: Malay States Guides, Indian Army

Date of Death: 03/05/1917

Service No: 2021

Additional information: Son of Lal Singh, of Seron Sunam, Patiala, Punjab.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead


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& the memorial info


Country: Egypt

Visiting Information: Heliopolis War Cemetery is open from 07.30 to 14.30, Saturday to Thursday.

Location Information: Heliopolis, a major suburb of Cairo, lies 10 kilometres to the north-east of the main city centre, approximately 6 kilometres from the airport. Heliopolis War Cemetery is situated opposite El Banat (Girls') College in Nabil el Wakkard Street, and access to the cemetery is from this street.

Historical Information: The HELIOPOLIS (ADEN) MEMORIAL commemorates more than 600 men of the Commonwealth forces who died in the defence of Aden during the First World War and who have no known grave. The panels bearing the names, erected in the pavilions to the rear of Heliopolis War Cemetery, replace the original memorial in Aden which was destroyed in 1967. The pavilions at the entrance to the cemetery house the HELIOPOLIS (PORT TEWFIK) MEMORIAL to almost 4,000 men who served and died with the Indian Army during the First World War in Egypt and Palestine, and who have no known grave. The original memorial was destroyed during the Israeli-Egyptian fighting of the 1970s. HELIOPOLIS WAR CEMETERY contains more than 1,700 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War and a number of war graves of other nationalities.

No. of Identified Casualties: 616

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An example of the "Khalsa log"; the Sikh warriors who fought for Britain loyally through the Mutiny right up to 1947.

In the climate of today - they should not be forgotten

Chris C

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