The Punjab Register, found in the basement of the Lahore Museum after laying there for almost a century, includes 320,000 of the 500,000 Punjabi men who were recruited during the war. It outlines their service record in great detail, village by village, and now you can search it for yourself.
A panel of experts, including historian of Empire Gavin Rand and Amandeep Madra, founder of UK Punjab Heritage Association, will discuss the significance of these newly–found records.
They’ll be joined by Irfan Malik, who used the records to trace the 460 Muslim soldiers from his village in Punjab, Pakistan. The discussion will be followed by a two hour workshop where you will have the chance to trace your own Punjabi relatives.
Please note: the register does not include Mirpur.