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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 Lanka.

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 and Pakistan.

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 World War.

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