India was a slave country ruled by British when the first world war took place and around 1.3 million Indian soldiers with 82 from Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh,India) alone lost their life in the battlefield. There are many holding the view that they fought and laid down their life at the instance of the then British government in India and this should not be necessary to commemorate them as it had no direct relation with freedom movement of the country. Freedom movement in fact had hardly any thing to do with it as it was just in the offing at the material time. The soldiers who fought and died fighting belonged to the Indian soil while discharging their duties in good faith. All of the 82 soldiers belonged to the then Benaras State situated in adjoining Ramnagar. The State constructed a memorial dedicated to these soldiers nearby Ramnagar which is lying badly in a dilapidated condition neglected and forlorn. The need is to rebuild it duly rededicated to the martyrs honouring them for their martyrdom.