Govt Minister Commemorates India’s First World War Casualties
14 October 2014
Sajid Javid, British Secretary of State for Culture, Media and
Sport, took part in a commemoration service for India's First World
War fallen at CWGC Bhowanipore Cemetery, Calcutta, on Tuesday
"Whenever we speak of the First World War, we should speak of
the one and a half million men of the Indian army who travelled
thousands of miles to bravely fight for a country that was not
their own," Javid said.
The Minister laid a wreath at the 'Cross of Sacrifice' at the
cemetery during his visit to India.
"The sacrifice of the Indian army deserves to be properly
honoured," added Javid.
CWGC Bhowanipore War Cemetery contains 617 Commonwealth war
graves of the Second World War and 95 war graves of the First World
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more about Bhowanipore Cemetery and those buried there.