This Day in History: 1958-10-25

Major General LHO Pugh CB CBE DSO**, the Colonel of the Regiment, accompanied by retired senior British Officers, laid a wreath at the unveiling of the Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial by Her Majesty The Queen. It had the following inscription: ‘In memory of 783 All Ranks of the 2nd King Edward VII’s Own Goorkhas (The Sirmoor Rifles) who were killed in action, died of wounds received in action or who died of disease whilst prisoners of war 1939-1945, from all members of the Regiment past and present.’