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#1 OpsMajor

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:17 PM

Whilst visiting Perreuse Chateau Franco British Cemetery I came across this headstone:


Ma Te Sheng, Labourer, 103217, 16/06/1918.

This is the first such headstone I have come across, are there many more or, even, complete Chinese cemeteries?

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:24 PM

According to Geoff's 1976 casualties Chinese Labour Corps on the CWGC Debt of Honour Register so I guess there's a few.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:35 PM

Noyelles sur mer chinese
Ruminghem chinese
Ayette Indian and Chinese

Many cemeteries have one or more chinese labourers buried in them.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:38 PM

I have seen a number of them in French and Belgian cemeteries

http://www.ypressali...nvierstraat.htm

One from 3/3/1919.




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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:44 PM

Thanks all. With the numbers of Chinese Laboures employed I assumed there must be more headstones/cemeteries some where.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:40 PM

Mike - here is one of the less well known Chinese WW1 burial sites - St Etienne-au-Mont Communal Cemetery. There are 168 burials here, most of them from the Chinese Labour Corps. This is the memorial erected by their commrades >

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:56 PM

Just to add some images. These are from Ayette:

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:11 PM

Tom & Jim

Belated thanks

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 04:22 AM

Tom & Jim

Belated thanks

Mike


kia ora, according to the book i am reading,Bailleul Communal has a collection of graves of men from India & China. regards Charles N Z

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:40 AM

There are quite a few buried at Lijssenthoek.....along with French, Germans, and a couple of Americans.

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