Maiwand Lion

Local nameMaiwand Lion
LocationReading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

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 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.

The inscription on the plinth reads as follows:

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Address 23 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3BB, United Kingdom

Coordinates 51°27'25.068" N -0°58'2.769" E

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