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Britain's Muslim Soldiers - BBC aired January 2, 2016

04 January 2016

We were delighted to see the BBC's documentary on the restoration of Horsell Common Muslim cemetery, near Woking, which was once maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC).

Originally, following completion of the cemetery, maintenance of the site was taken over by the CWGC and 27 Muslim servicemen were buried there from both world wars.

However, due to repeated acts of vandalism at the site in the 1960s, the bodies of the servicemen were reinterred in Brookwood Military Cemetery where they continue to be commemorated today.

For more information, please visit Woking Council's news page:

http://www.woking.gov.uk/woking/heritage/muslimburialground