Why did soldiers from the Empire and Commonwealth serve in the First World War?

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  • Tiberman Sajiwan Ramyead

    My great-great-grandfather fought against the British during the 1857 Indian mutiny. He fled to Mauritius after the crushing defeat of the mutineer sepoys. Four generations later, towards the end of the 1940’s, his great-grandson (my uncle who is still here today, in Mauritius) fought alongside the British in Egypt. The contemplation of changing times and mindsets as we go through history is fascinating!
    Warm regards from Mauritius & Bless the museum. I visited it a few years ago.