Singapore Sikhs remember the brave hearts at Kranji War Memorial

Sikh prayer at Kranji War Memorial honouring men and women from the Commonwealth who died in the line of duty during WW2

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Singapore Sikhs held memorial session at Kranji War Memorial in memory of brave Sikh soldiers who gave their lives in defending the country – Photo / Malminderjit Singh

Sikhs took part in a memorial event today in memory of the thousands of Sikhs soldiers who fought bravely during World War II defending Singapore against the Japanese forces in World War II.

A group of Sikhs took part in Sikh worship and prayer at the Kranji War Memorial which honours the men and women from the Commonwealth who died in the line of duty during WW2.

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The event was led by the Gurdwara Pardesi Khalsa Dharmak Diwan (PKDD) Singapore.

The memorial bears the names of more than 24,346 Allied soldiers and airmen killed in Southeast Asia who have no known grave.

A good portion of the names on the walls that line the memorial are of the Punjab Regiments who fought bravely during WW2 defending Singapore against the Japanese forces.

 

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