First World War commemorative plaque unveiled in Islamabad

WWI Commemoration Ceremony

Photo from Flickr. Click photo to see more from the British High Commission Islamabad (all rights reserved).

 

Dr Irfan Malik recently shared this WWI commemoration story with us, highlighting 460 British Indian WW1 soldiers from a small village called Dulmial. It was a record contribution for South Asia and on 10 November the British High Commission, Islamabad Pakistan honoured the village and unveiled a plaque in honour of three soldiers from modern day Pakistan who were awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War.

The ceremony formed part of the UK Government’s programme of events to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War, during which 175 men from 11 countries were awarded the Victoria Cross.

Dulmial cannon hd

1816 Carron Ironworks cannon, presented to Dulmial Village in 1925 by the British Army

For more information please see the press release and Flickr photos: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/first-world-war-commemorative-plaque-unveiled-in-Islamabad

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