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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 (October 14).

"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 War.

Click here to learn more about Bhowanipore Cemetery and those buried there.