The Sikhs efforts were greatly appreciated. Having joined the British Army, being well aware that their martial bravery would aid the Army. Known as the Lions of the Great War after the war, during the war they were often called the Black Lions. Leaving their homeland, the Punjab, they offered to fight and help Britain, yet they did it out of honour and loyalty.
Sikhs were allowed to use traditional Sikh weapons such as chakrams and talwar swords, and it was not uncommon to see the Sikh holy book, Guru Granth Sahib, being carried before a marching Sikh battalion or even on the front lines among the battling Sikh troops.[1