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 1969.
In 2015 it was opened by the Earl of Wessex as a Peace Garden.
Below is a 6-minute video of the visit with the tributes that the following speakers paid to the fallen:
- Lord Sheikh
- Fakrah Brisby
- Warrant Officer Ashok Chauhan
- Major Daljinder Verbee
- Conservative Muslim Forum Chairman Hashim Bhatti
- Squadron Leader Amir Khan
- Kabir Sabar
- 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.
Below is a group photograph of the delegation.