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Memorial to honour Sikh WW1 soldiers to be unveiled today

Sikh memorial, made in Basingstoke, to be unveiled today Credit: ITV News Meridian

The UK’s first national Sikh memorial in honour of those who fought during the Great War will be unveiled later today at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire.

The “WW1 Sikh Memorial” is the first of its kind, and was made by a team in Basingstoke in Hampshire.

The statue commemorates the 130,000 Sikh soldiers who fought in the Great War.

Watch as the final finishing touches were made by craftsmen to the statue: