During World War I a former Royal Palace in England was converted into a hospital for soldiers of the British Indian Army
This is the story of wounded turbaned warriors from the battlefields of France sent to the hospitals of Brighton

Explore Doctor Brighton's Pavilion
Appreciate the stunning design of the Royal Pavilion complex and learn about its history
Doctor Brighton
Discover Brighton's unique Indian military hospitals and their patients during the war
The Arts
Take a virtual tour, view paintings and read short stories about the Royal Pavilion Hospital
Be inspired by the biographies of wounded warriors who were Brighton patients
Remember the wounded soldiers and those who died far from home at Brighton

Virtual Tour
Step back in time and take a tour of a hospital ward at the Royal Pavilion as it appeared in 1915 [details]

Brighton Warrior
The discovery of a military relic belonging to a wounded Sikh soldier at Brighton reveals a story of war and gratitude [details]

Short Story
A visit to the Royal Pavilion Hospital provides a haunting glimpse of wounded Indian soldiers far from home [details]

Making sense of the Brighton Indian Experience - the behind the scenes politics, strategies and fears of an Imperial Empire [details]

Who is Doctor Brighton?
The term ‘Doctor Brighton’ was coined by the Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh who humorously mentioned that from many of those that had returned home after the war he had heard expressions of fervent gratitude for the medical attention and care they had received from ‘Doctor Brighton’ in England. The Maharaja declared that the fame of the skill of this great doctor had spread to many hundreds of remote Indian villages. Read the Maharaja's speech