“More than 430,000 Muslims of South Asian origin joined the British Army between 1914 and 1918, after which many relocated to Britain. We Also Served, a project led by Xtra Mile West Midlands (XMWM), will focus on the lives and service of those who settled in Birmingham and the impact their involvement had on their descendants still living in the city.”
The Tower Hill Memorial to sailors of the Merchant Navy and fishing fleets. (Photograph copyright Basher Eyre)
The contribution of South Asians to the war effort, particularly the Lascars, who served in large numbers in the Merchant Navy, is highlighted in this blog from the Everyday Muslim project in East London.