Remembrance Sunday visit to Muslim Burial Ground Peace Garden

To mark this year’s Remembrance Sunday, 14 November 2021, our Chairman Lord Sheikh led a delegation the Muslim Burial Ground Peace Garden in Woking.

The Burial Ground was established in 1917, to hold the bodies of 19 Muslim servicemen who had died during World War 1. Another 8 were buried during World War 2. Sadly due to vandalism, as the BBC News website reports,  their bodies were moved to Brookwood Military Cemetery in 1968.

In 2015 it was opened by the Earl of Wessex as a Peace Garden.

Woking Borough Council has a page about the Peace Garden and you can take a 360o Virtual Google Tour.

Below is a 6-minute video of the visit with the tributes that the following speakers paid to the fallen:

  1. Lord Sheikh
  2. Fakrah Brisby
  3. Warrant Officer Ashok Chauhan
  4. Major Daljinder Verbee
  5. Conservative Muslim Forum Chairman Hashim Bhatti
  6. Squadron Leader Amir Khan
  7. Kabir Sabar
  8. Imam Ali Omar

The photograph below shows Lord Sheikh and Hashim Bhatti on either side of the monument which names the 27 soldiers who were previously buried here and the wreaths that were laid.

Lord Sheikh and Hashim Bhatti beside Peace Garden Memorial

Below is a group photograph of the delegation.

Full delegation at Peace Garden
Lord Sheikh and Hashim Bhatti beside Peace Garden Memorial

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