Sukwinder Singh Bassi
Sukwinder Singh Bassi is the British born son of Sikh parents who emigrated to England from the Punjab. He has had a long career developing his research and analytical experience in the field of health informatics, and works for England’s health and social care regulator. He has a passionate interest in military and social history, with a special interest in both world wars and, in particular Sikh heritage.
His motivation for compiling this book was created on the back of a tour of the Great War battlefields of Northern France and Belgium in 2014. Accompanied by his eleven year old son, Sukwinder was transfixed by the rows and rows of Sikh names at the Indian Memorial in NeuveChapelle and on the Menin Gate, in Ypres. He decided there and then that he would find out as much as possible about the people who had come thousands of miles to fight in Europe.
Sukwinder’s first book, Thousands Of Heroes Have Arisen, is the result of more than five years of painstaking research and endeavour, immersing the reader in the Sikh experience of the Great War years.
- Thousands of Heroes Have Arisen : Sikh Voices of the Great War 1914-1918 Author