One of the Indian Mutiny Memorials in Old Delhi is the Telegraph Memorial. Located in the north of British Magazine, the Telegraph Memorial is a symbol of the Indian freedom struggle and fervor that succeeded in putting an end to the British era.
It was from this memorial that two British officers Pilkington and Brendish sent the last message to Ambala and informed them of the revolt so that they could plan the counter attack. From their message officers could learn about the revolt in Meerut and Ambala. The last message which they sent was “We are off”. This informed the Punjab Government about the situation.
This memorial was erected in the year 1902, to commemorate the dedicated and loyal service of the Delhi Telegraph Office Staff. Robert Montgomery had commented “The Electric Telegraph has saved India”.
One of the oldest memorials in Delhi, the Telegraph Memorial still stands as a witness to those ignited times of history and also reflects the fervor of the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny.
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