The new war memorial commemorates almost 400 Indian and British soldiers who died during the First World War in Tanzania, and has been completed by a team of craftsmen from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in time for Remembrance Day.
The new memorial will be unveiled by CWGC Director General Mrs Victoria Wallace, Mr Robert Shetkintong, Deputy High Commissioner for India to Tanzania, and British High Commissioner to Tanzania, Her Excellency Sarah Cooke on 11 November. His Excellency Mr Egon Kochanke Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Tanzania will also be present along with local dignitaries and school children.
The work to build the memorial was part of a global initiative by the CWGC to research war casualties whose names were potentially held in its records but did not appear on a grave or memorial. The names of 62 Indian soldiers were added to the new memorial – bringing the total names commemorated to 394.