The Memorial Gates, a War Memorial

The Memorial Gates, a War Memorial (HM280I)

Location: London, England SW1W 0QH Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 30.158', W 0° 8.952'

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A Debt of Honour
The Memorial Gates

This Memorial was inaugurated by Her Majesty The Queen during the Golden Jubilee Year, 2002. It commemorates the service and sacrifices of five million men and women from the Indian Sub-continent, Africa and the Caribbean, who volunteered to fight with the British in the two World Wars, 1914-18 and 1939-45.
This is the first time that their magnificent contribution has received fitting recognition. With so many descendants of these volunteers now living in the United Kingdom, the Memorial Gates serve to remind us all of our shared sacrifices in times of greatest need.
First World War, 1914-18

Indian Sub-continent and the Kingdom of Nepal

1,440,500 men and women, including 100,000 Gurkhas, volunteered for military service in the Indian Army. They fought on the Western Front, in Gallipoli, Persia, Egypt, Palestine and Mesopotamia.
Africa

The old British African colonies provided 62,000 troops and transport auxiliaries who fought in Africa.
Caribbean

Over 15,000 men served in the British West Indies Regiment and saw action in France, Palestine, Egypt and Italy.
Second World War, 1939-45

Indian Sub-continent and the Kingdom of Nepal

Over 2,500,000,



including 132,000 Gurkhas, served in Burma, Malaya, Hong Kong, North and East Africa, France, Italy Greece and throughout the Middle East.
Africa

Over 372,000, mostly from East and West Africa, served in the Middle East, East Africa, Italy and Burma.
Caribbean

Over 7,000 men and women volunteered to aid the war effort, many of whom saw action in the Middle East, Far East, East Africa and Italy.
The Memorial Gates have been funded by a National Lottery grant from the Millennium Commission and the generous support of trusts, foundations and members of the public.
This panel was donated by the Friends of War Memorials and the West Indian Ex-Services Association UK
( inscribed on the columns )
In Memory Of
The Five Million
Volunteers From
The Indian
Sub-Continent
Africa And
The Caribbean
Who Fought With
Britain In The Two
World Wars

India
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Bangladesh
Kingdom of Nepal
Africa
Caribbean

This Memorial Was Inaugurated By
Her Majesty The Queen
On 6th November 2002
in the
Golden Jubilee Year of
Her Majesty's Reign
Details
HM NumberHM280I
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Year Placed2002
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Date Added Friday, June 1st, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 697852 N 5709575
Decimal Degrees51.50263333, -0.14920000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.158', W 0° 8.952'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 9.4800000000001" N, 0° 8' 57.12" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Constitution Hill, London England SW1W 0QH, GB
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