Families of WWII veterans from UK walk 39 hrs by foot from Jessami to Kohima to honor fallen soldiers

Families of WWII veterans at Kharasom village, Ukhrul District. Photo: Ukhrul Times.

Ukhrul: To commemorate and honor the war veterans of World War II, family members and well-wishers from the United Kingdom embarked on a 39-hour-walk from Manipur’s Jessami village in Ukhrul district to Kohima in Nagaland on Monday midnight.

The family members also paid homage to the soldiers who fought in the Battle of Jessami in 1944 against the Japanese force at Jessami War Memorial and Khamasom village under Chingai sub-division.

Charlotte Carty, the granddaughter of Lieutenant Colonel William Felix (‘Bruno’) Brown, commanding officer of the 1st Assam Regiment who fought the first battle with the Japanese army in Jessami, was among the 26 walkers from the United Kingdom who walked 124 km from the border village to Kohima.

Families of WWII veterans walk 39 hrs by foot from Jessami to Kohima to honor fallen soldiers
Charlotte Carty paying homage to the fallen soldiers of WWII at Jessami War Memorial. Photo: Ukhrul Times.

During World War II, the Battle of Jessami took place in the village fought between the 1st Assam Regiment o

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