Maiwand War Memorial, Forbury Gardens, Reading

The Maiwand Memorial was put up in 1886 in the form of a cast iron statue of an enraged lion. It is 3 times life size. The inscription reads "This monument records the names and commemorates the valour and devotion of xi (11)officers and cccxviii (318) non-commissioned officers and men of the lxvi (66th) Berkshire Regiment who gave their lives for their country at Girisk, Maiwand and Kandahar during the Afghan campaign 1879-80


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Victorian (1837 - 1901)



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