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Sikh soldier statue in Smethwick honours WW1 dead

A 10ft (3m) statue of a Sikh soldier has been unveiled in a town centre to commemorate 100 years since the end of World ...

The bronze work in Smethwick honours service personnel of all faiths from the Indian subcontinent who fought for Britain during WW1 and other conflicts.

The unveiling of The Lions of the Great War earlier was marked with a parade.

Guru Nanak Gurdwara, which commissioned the statue, said it made them "proud to be Sikh and proud to be British".

The gurdwara's president, Jatinder Singh, said: "We are so proud to be unveiling this memorial to honour the sacrifice of all those brave men who travelled thousands of miles to fight for a country that wasn't their own."

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