Highlighting Commonwealth

Never Such Innocence is keen to highlight the terrific magnitude of the Great War, and emphasise that it was indeed a World War which either directly or indirectly impacted the lives of almost every person in the United Kingdom’s multicultural society.

There were close to 80 British Dominions that fought in the First World War. Many soldiers were from undivided India (which today comprises of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka), Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the Caribbean, Nepal and various different parts of Africa. 

By far the most numerous were the soldiers of the Indian Army, of whom over 1 million fought. 330,000 Australians served alongside 100,000 New Zealanders, known collectively as the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps). 600,000 Canadians joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force. 

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)  commemorates the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars. CWGC cemeteries, burial plots and memorials are a lasting tribute to those who died and can be found at almost 23,000 locations in 153 different countries around the world. 

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