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Kashmere Gate Memorial

Monument of Tilok Singh at Kashmir Gate, Delhi

Kashmere Gate Memorial
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On the 14th September 1857 the British Force stormed
Delhi. It was after sunrise on that day that the
undermentioned party advancing from Ludlow Castle
in the face of a heavy fire and crossing this bridge
which had been almost totally destroyed lodged
powder bags against and blew in the right leaf of
this gate thus opening a way for the assaulting column
Lieutenant Duncan Home Bengal Engineers
Lieutenant Philip Salkeld Bengal Engineers Mortally wounded
Sergeant John Smith Bengal Sappers and Miners
Sergeant A.B. Carmichael Bengal Sappers and Miners Killed
Corporal F. Burgess Bengal Sappers and Miners Killed
Bugler Hawthorne 52?nd Foot
Soobadar Toola Ram Bengal Sappers and Miners
Jemandar Bis Ram Bengal Sappers and Miners
Havildar Madhod Bengal Sappers and Miners wounded
Havildar Tilok Singh Bengal Sappers and Miners Mortally Wounded
Sepoy Ram Heth Bengal Sappers and Miners Killed

This memorial is placed here as a tribute of respect
to these gallant soldiers by General Lord Napier
of Magdala Colonel Royal Engineers and
Commander in Chief in India


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