World War II Cemetery – Kohima
Recently the President of India has visited the Kohima World War II Cemetery in Nagaland. The site is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC).
The CWGC is an intergovernmental organization of six member states. This includes the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa.
The CWGC ensures that the men and women who died in war will never be forgotten.
It is located on the battlefield of Garrison Hill. There are about 1420 graves in this cemetery. Most of these graves are of Commonwealth soldiers who sacrificed their lives during World War II.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
- The CWGC is an intergovernmental organization of six member-states (Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa and United Kingdom) to ensure that the men and women killed in war are never forgotten.
- It was formed in the year 1917 as the Imperial War Graves Commission. However the present name was given in the year
- Its headquarter is located in Maidenhead, UK.
Source – The Hindu