Brighton in the First World War

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The Royal Pavilion was used as a hospital for Indian soldiers between 1914-1916.From  1916 until  1919 it became the Pavilion General Hospital  and looked after 6,085 patients.

It is said that the sound of the guns firing at the Battle of the Somme were heard on the school playing field of Brighton College in the summer of 1916.

The Brighton War Memorial in Old Steine  was finished in  1922. It shows the names  of 2,597 men and 3 women of the town who died in military service.

The Chattri is a memorial to the Indian soldiers who died at the Royal Pavilion hospital. It is on the Downs, just north of Patcham. The monument has 8 sides and it is on the cremation site. It has been there since 1921.