ON 21 FEBRUARY 2017, THE COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION MARKED THE CENTENARY OF THE SINKING OF THE BRITISH TROOPSHIP SS MENDI.

It was one of the worst maritime disasters in british waters and many of those who died were members of the south african native labour corps.

 

Pictures from the remembrance event at the CWGC Hollybrook Memorial on 20 February 2017, attended by The Princess Royal.

 

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cares for the graves and memorials of all those who died.