One Woking woman, Alice Mobarikah Welch, a white, middle-class convert, submitted a poem to the Islamic Review entitled ‘A cheer from the British Muslims to our Indian Troops in France’, which was printed in December 1914. The previous month, Mrs Welch had placed flowers on the grave of Ahmad Khan, the first Muslim soldier buried in Britain, at Brookwood Cemetery.
Guide to tracing sources for the Indian Army – click here to download a pdf ()copy.
Part of the Great War: From India to Woking display.
- Further sources for researching the Indian Army during the First World War and the Muslim Burial Ground