Ceremony at Hargeisa War Cemetery, Somaliland. Courtesy of CWGC Newsletter

Somaliland marks First World War Centenary

Posted on centenarynews.com on 11 November 2014
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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission reports that in East Africa, the Centenary of the First World War was remembered at Hargeisa War Cemetery, Somaliland.

Anglican Bishop for the Horn of Africa, Grant Le Marquand, conducted a service. Wreaths were laid by Neil Wigan, the British Ambassador to Somalia, and Ahmed Haji Ali Adam, the Somaliland Defence Minister. The ceremony commemorated the 115 casualties from the Indian Army and Somaliland Camel Corps, who lost their lives between 1914 - 1920. 

Thanks to CWGC for story and image

Posted by: Hannah Schneider, Centenary News