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Maiwand War Memorial, Forbury Gardens, Reading

Maiwand War Memorial, Forbury Gardens, Reading
Photograph taken 18 April 2001 © Ms Pamela Jackson LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 38938

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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