The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall Mark Remembrance Day at Kirkee War Cemetery, India
08 November 2013
Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of
Cornwall, marked Remembrance Day at the Commonwealth War Graves
Commission's Kirkee War Cemetery in India.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited India before
November's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri
Kirkee War Cemetery contains almost 1,700 Commonwealth burials
of the Second World War and a memorial to more than 1,800
servicemen who died in India during the First World War.
These men are buried in civil and cantonment cemeteries in India
The memorial was created to commemorate individuals whose graves
could not be maintained. In recent years however,
accessibility has been improved and the Commission has been able to
reinstate many of these sites.
While in Sri Lanka, their Royal Highnesses also visited the
Commonwealth War Cemetery at Kandy.
Kandy War Cemetery contains one Commonwealth burial of the First
World War and a further 196 Commonwealth burials of the Second