Chattri War Memorial

Photograph of the dedication of the Chattri in February 1921.

The Chattri marks the spot where 53 Sikh and Hindu patients who died in Brighton’s Indian WW1 military hospitals were cremated. The memorial was the brainchild of John Otter, the former Mayor of Brighton who encouraged the use of the Royal Pavilion as an Indian hospital.

The Chattri was designed by E. C. Henriques with Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob overseeing the project. The marble for its construction was obtained from Sicily and a Manchester-based construction company was tasked with building it.

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