Chinese Labour Corps

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Reference: 
2016/3890
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The Chinese Labour Corps were the largest overseas labour force and without their contribution and sacrifice (thousands of them were killed), WW1 would have dragged on for much longer. Will you support the efforts of the British   Chinese community to establish a memorial to these forgotten heroes?

Answer

Answer for Chinese Labour Corps

Answer for Chinese Labour Corps

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I remain committed to working with London’s Chinese community to commemorate the Chinese Labour Corps to Britain’s First World War effort.

 

I have instructed my community relations team to meet with members of the Chinese community to discuss this further.