The Commonwealth answered the call with volunteers from far and wide including pre-partition India, the Caribbean and Africa, all of whom make up a vibrant part of our culture today.
We recognise them today as part of the global family of the Commonwealth, and they served with honour, earning the highest awards for bravery.
The first Muslim to win the VC
The First World War involved many countries around the world, but did you know about the vast amount of Commonwealth countries whose citizens gave up their lives and fought with British forces? India was one of those countries and the story of Khudadad Khan is just one of many tales of bravery during WW1.Read more