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Indian Corps

Detail from the Indian Memorial at Neuve Chapelle, the battles in which the Indian Corps fought.
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1914 France and Flanders 1918
La Bassee 1914
Messines 1914
Armentieres 1914
Ypres 1914 15
Gheluvelt
Festubert 1914 15
Givenchy 1914
Neuve Chapelle
St Julien
Aubers
Loos
Somme 1916
Bazentin
Delville Wood
Flers-Courcelette
Morval
Cambrai 1917

Detail from the Indian Memorial at Neuve Chapelle: the battles in which the Indian Corps fought. © 2013, John M. Shea

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1914 France and Flanders 1918

La Bassee 1914

Messines 1914

Armentieres 1914

Ypres 1914 15

Gheluvelt

Festubert 1914 15

Givenchy 1914

Neuve Chapelle

St Julien

Aubers

Loos

Somme 1916

Bazentin

Delville Wood

Flers-Courcelette

Morval

Cambrai 1917

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Units of the Indian Expeditionary Force began arriving in France in September 1914, and fought at Messines Ridge, Belgium, in October. By November, the IEF made up one third of the British Army fighting on the Western Front. The Indian Corps first fought as a single unit at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle in March, 1915, making up half of the Allied force.

Later in 1915, they fought at St. Julien (Ypres salient) in April, at Aubers Ridge and Fustubert in May, and at the Battle of Loos in September. The Corps was redeployed to the Middle East in December, 1915.

The Indian Cavalry Corps remained and Indian laborers remained on the Western Front.

The Indian Memorial at Neuve Chapelle commemorates over 4,700 members of the Indian Corps who died on the Western Front and have no known grave.

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Indian Memorial at Neuve Chapelle.

Indian Corps is a corps in The British Army.