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Dulmial Village War Memorial

This section recognises the Great War contributions of Dulmial village in (post-partition) Pakistan the ancestral home of Dr Irfan Malik a Nottingham GP raised and educated in the city’s Meadows district. Over one million men from the Indian Sub-Continent fought overseas for the allies during World War One. Sixty thousand were killed and sixty seven thousand wounded. In total seventy four thousand Indian soldiers died during the conflict. Dulmial is in Punjab approximately one hundred miles south of Islamabad in the Salt Range region. A settlement steeped in military history, Dulmial sent four hundred and sixty of its men, out of a male population of only eight hundred and seventy nine, including both of Dr Malik’s great grandfathers, to fight in the British Army. It was the largest single participation of any village in Asia. Nine from the village gave their lives. During World War Two eight hundred Dulmial men fought for the British cause and twenty were killed. It is hoped to create further memorials on this site to British Empire servicemen killed during the Great War with descendants or relatives living in twenty first century Nottinghamshire.

Memorial location
Names on Memorial

Muhammad Amin - Muhammad Amin

Ismail Khan - Ismail Khan

Muhammad Khan - Muhammad Khan

Fateh Khan - Fateh Khan

Ghulam Muhammad Khan - Ghulam Muhammad Khan

Satar Muhammad - Satar Muhammad

Ata Muhammad - Ata Muhammad

Fateh Muhammad - Fateh Muhammad

Photos
  • Dulmial Village War Memorial
    Courtesy of Dr Irfan Malik - Dulmial Village War Memorial
  • This photograph was taken in 1925 as Dulmial was presented with a cannon in recognition of the villagers' Great War service. Dr Malik's great grandfathers were Captain Ghulam Mohammad (front row centre) and Subadar Mohammad Khan (second row second from the right).
    Courtesy of Dr Irfan Malik - This photograph was taken in 1925 as Dulmial was presented with a cannon in recognition of the villagers' Great War service. Dr Malik's great grandfathers were Captain Ghulam Mohammad (front row centre) and Subadar Mohammad Khan (second row second from the right).
  • Cannon presented to Dulmial village in 1925
    Courtesy of Dr Irfan Malik - Cannon presented to Dulmial village in 1925
  • Plaque on the Dulmial cannon mount
    Courtesy of Dr Irfan Malik - Plaque on the Dulmial cannon mount