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WW1 graves of Manipuris found

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87 graves of Manipuris were found in foreign soil this year.
Speaking to the media persons, Yumnam Rajeshwor, Co-Founder WW2 Imphal Campaign Foundation sad that Manipuris who were sent to help the British troops during the world war remain unknown. But in the last 2/3 year he manage to find 2 grave and 87 graves of Manipuris who fought in the IWW were also found in October 2015 while going through the war graves report through online research. These troops were sent during the reign of Churachand Maharaj, 1917, he added.
These graves are in the four foreign soils namely France, Italy, Egypt and Yemen. Graves’s numbers, when these troops died all the data are available to him and he even manage to give out the information to some of the person who have call up providing information of their family member who have fought in the IWW, he added.
Grave pictures of the British troops have been sent to the family members who have been contacting him in the last few months. This time he was able to receive information and pictures of graves of Manipuri’s, which is the first in the history of Manipur, he added.
Yumnam Rajeshwor further said that this is just the beginning of finding the graves and will continue the research to find the rest of graves of the Manipuris. Expecting information from the family members who have serve in the IWW, he added.
Putanleng, one of the troops who serve in the IWW, nephew and family became the first family to get the IWW casualty grave picture and the whereabout of Putanleng. Family member of Putanleng shows regard on receiving the pictures.

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