Maiwand Lion, Forbury Gardens, Reading, Berkshire, England

- Image ID: JKWT99
Maiwand Lion, Forbury Gardens, Reading, Berkshire, England
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Image ID: JKWT99
The Maiwand Lion is a sculpture and war memorial in the Forbury Gardens, a public park in the town of Reading, in the English county of Berkshire. The statue was named after the Battle of Maiwand and was erected in 1884 to commemorate the deaths of 329 men from the 66th (Berkshire) Regiment of Foot during the campaign in the Second Anglo-Afghan War in Afghanistan between 1878 and 1880. It is sometimes known locally as the Forbury Lion.
Location: The Forbury Gardens and Abbey Ruins, Reading, United Kingdom