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Memorial honouring Aldershot’s Gurkha history unveiled

A life-sized statue honouring a town’s long history and friendship with the Gurkhas has been
The bronze, in Princes Gardens in Aldershot, depicts Kulbir Thapa Magar carrying a
wounded soldier from the Leicestershire regiment off the battlefield during World War One.
He became the first Nepalese Gurkha recipient of the Victoria Cross. The statue was funded
entirely by private donations.

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