Postal Code: RG1 3HW
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Reading, Maiwand, 66th Berkshire Regiment of Foot, Afghan Campaign War Memorial, Forbury Gardens, Reading, Berkshire.
The memorial commemorates the 286 men of the Regiment who died and 32 wounded at the Battle of Maiwand. The Battle was part of the Second Anglo-Afghan war where 2,476 British and Indian troops faced 25,000 Afghan warriors.
The London Gazette 19th November 1880: 'The Government of India entertains no doubt of the good conduct of the 66th foot, but it is still a satisfaction to have obtained the voluntary testimony of the enemy to the devoted courage with which the colours of the regiment were defended to the last against overwhelming odds.'