The Story of Dulmial Village

Officers from Dulmial who fought in WW1
Photograph courtesy of Dr Irfan Malik

Radcliffe on Trent U3A group is pleased to welcome Dr Irfan Malik as speaker at their monthly meeting on April 4th, 2pm at Grange Hall. The topic is the story of Dulmial village.

Dulmial is a village in Pakistan approximately a hundred miles south of Islamabad. In 1914 it was part of British India and sent 460 of its men to fight with the British Army, the largest participation of any village in Asia. In recognition of their service, the British government offered the village an award of their choosing. What did they choose? How did the award, made in Scotland, reach the mountainous village? Where is it today?

Dr Irfan Malik is a Nottingham GP, born in the city, whose family originated from Dulmial. His research on what happened at Dulmial after WWI has attracted much attention. Last autumn he was interviewed on Sky News and by The Telegraph about the now famous award given to the village. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear his intriguing story.

Admission: free to U3A members, £2 non-members