One Woking woman, Alice Mobarikah Welch, a white, middle-class convert, submitted a poem to the Islamic Review entitled ‘A cheer from the British Muslims to our Indian troops in France’, which was printed in December 1914. The previous month, Mrs Welch had placed flowers on the grave of Ahmad Khan, the first Muslim soldier buried in Britain, at Brookwood Cemetery.

‘A cheer from the British Muslims to our Indian troops in France’ by Alice Mobarikah Welch</br>(Courtesy of Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha‘at Islam Lahore (UK), the successor of the Woking Muslim Mission)

‘A cheer from the British Muslims to our Indian troops in France’ by Alice Mobarikah Welch
(Courtesy of Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha‘at Islam Lahore (UK), the successor of the Woking Muslim Mission)

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