WW2 Muslim

WWII Muslim Soldiers Buried In Kingussie

During World War Two, forces from the British Commonwealth of Nations, then still informally called the British Empire, were involved in all the major theatres of war, as well as serving on their own and on the British home fronts. In addition to providing men and women for the war effort, the Empire supplied raw materials and goods to Britain. Over two and a half million Indian men volunteered for service, producing the largest volunteer army in history. Many fought against the Japanese in Burma, but Indian soldiers also served in North and East Africa, Italy and Greece. The Royal Indian Air Force (RIAF) fought against the Japanese, while Royal Indian Navy ships fought in the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean. There were around 40,000 Indian servicemen in the British Merchant Navy.

It is known that the nine Muslim members of the country’s war veterans were in the Glenfeshie area during 1942 and 1943 while working with British and Allied servicemen training in the art of Arctic and mountain warfare. They are thought to have been brought to the area to train with the forces ahead of a possible invasion of Norway, and the men had been enlisted to provide mule transportation to support the operation. Several of them drowned after falling into local rivers; two took their own lives, whilst the remaining men were killed in separate accidents whilst on exercise locally

Name: ALI BAHADUR
Nationality: Indian
Rank: Daffadar
Regiment/Service: Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 25 Mule Coy.
Age: 38
Date of Death: 22/11/1942
Service No: 59383
Additional information: Son of Sumundar Khan and Sahib Noor, of Badyal, Hazara, Pakistan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 3. Grave 538-539.
Name: BARI SHER
Nationality: Indian
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 42 Mule Coy.
Age: 37
Date of Death: 20/06/1943
Service No: 64164
Additional information: Son of Jang Khan, and of Bodla, of Ali Sojal, Poonch, Kashmir; husband of Begum Jan, of Ali Sojal.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 3. Grave 542-543.
Name: DADAN KHAN
Nationality: Indian
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Age: 22
Date of Death: 20/08/1942
Service No: 783738
Additional information: Son of Mir Zaman and Bivi Ji, of Merabala, Hazara, Pakistan; husband of Noor Jahan, of Merabala.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 3. Grave 574-575.
Name: FAZL ALI
Nationality: Indian
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Age: 25
Date of Death: 25/06/1943
Service No: 784364
Additional information: Son of Taj Ali and Hayat Bibi, of Chak Mehmda, Gujrat, Pakistan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 3. Grave 534-535.
Name: KHAN MUHAMMAD
Nationality: Indian
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 3 Mule Coy.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 15/10/1942
Service No: 28513
Additional information: Son of Fakhar Din and Jan Begum, of Jawra, Rawalpindi, Pakistan; husband of Mirza Jan, of Jawra.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 3. Grave 572-573.
Name: KHUSHI MUHAMM
Nationality: Indian
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 3 Mule Coy
Age: 35
Date of Death: 20/04/1943
Service No: 65621
Additional information: Son of Habib Ali and Masuma, of Chok Anjam Mirpur, Kashmir; Husband of Halima, of Chok Anjam.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 3. Grave 540-541.
Name: MUHAMMAD
Nationality: Indian
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 7 Mule Coy.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 30/10/1942
Service No: 172870
Additional information: Son of Ahmed, of Burch Basoa, Gujrat, Pakistan; husband of Fazal Begum, of Burch Basoa.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 3. Grave 536-537.
Name: MUHAMMAD SADIQ
Nationality: Indian
Rank: Naik
Regiment/Service: Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 42 Mule Coy.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 28/06/1942
Service No: 172305
Additional information: Son of Allah Ditta, of Sukho, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 3. Grave 576-577.
Name: MUSHTAQ AHMAD
Nationality: Indian
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 7 Mule Coy.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 19/10/1942
Service No: 780335
Additional information: Son of Nur Alam and Fateh Bibi, of Dhok Saiyan, Jhelum, Pakistan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 3. Grave 570-571.

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