11:08 am - Thursday November 15, 2018

Sikh soldiers War Cemetery in Benghazi, Libya

I just read about the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Benghazi, still well-maintained it is located just outside the city centre, now opposite a rebel army compound. Around 1,000 graves in all from World War II – mostly British 1st Punjab Regiment, Sikh soldiers of the Indian Army, and row after row of West African troops from the African Pioneer Corps.

This is interesting to see how Sikh Regiment was spread out all over the world fighting alongside British in World War II.

Commonwealth War Cemetery in Benghazi 
There is a lot of history squeezed into this narrow strip of coastline

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13752783

Below is an extract from BBC News article;

Speaking of which, I spent an hour in Benghazi at the well-maintained Commonwealth War Cemetery just outside the city centre, now opposite a rebel army compound.

There are perhaps 1,000 graves in all from World War II – mostly British, but including members of the Sudan Defence Corps, sepoys from the 1st Punjab Regiment, Sikh soldiers of the Indian Army, and row after row of West African troops from the African Pioneer Corps.



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