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Posted at: Dec 6, 2018, 5:27 PM; last updated: Dec 7, 2018, 2:05 AM (IST)

British envoy pays tributes to 70 Ludhiana villagers who fought WW-1

Mahesh Sharma
Ludhiana, December 6

British Deputy High Commissioner Andrew Ayre paid tributes to 70 residents of Mehma Singh Wala village who had fought in First World War. Five of them were martyred in the war. 

Ayre, along with other dignitaries, laid wreaths on the memorial constructed at village gurdwara as an act of remembrance and the rededication of World War 1 memorial. 

Recollecting the role played by Indian soldiers in various wars fought by the British government, Andrew Ayre appreciated the valour and commitment of Punjabis. He said the fate of wars could have been different had 74,000 Indian soldiers not joined their counterparts from other countries. 

The organisers led by NRI Jaswant Grewal felicitated Ayre on the occasion. 

Ayre later visited sports stadium of the village and interacted with young football players.

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