LAUNCH EFFECT

“Stop dredging up things from the past”

It is an interesting turn of events to find that the main backlash against the Campaign has been from those who consider it to be “white-bashing”, by people who suggest “white people are not there merely for the convenience of…

Mayor of London Candidate supports the Campaign

We are indebted to London Mayoral Candidate Sadiq Khan for his election pledge to support the Chinese Labour Corps memorial campaign. In a Chinese New Year statement, Sadiq Khan states, As your Mayor I will: Support the Chinese community’s call…

Artefacts Donated to the Campaign

It seems timely to give a reminder of our policy on artefacts that are donated to the Campaign. Through a partnership with Durham University’s Oriental Museum we have found a wonderful place where any artefacts donated will not only be…

A correction, an apology and a thank you

In our previous blog, Remembering the 543 men of the SS Athos, we made the following assertion: 543 Chinese labourers recruited by the French lost their lives. At this point it was the practice of the French not to record…

Remembering the 543 men of the SS Athos

It was on this day 1917 that a French registered ship, the SS Athos (pictured), was sunk by a German u-boat attack in the Mediterranean, tantalisingly close to their final port of call, Marseilles. 543 Chinese labourers recruited by the…

Tom Watson MP, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party recognises and supports campaign

Our thanks to Tom Watson MP, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party for highlighting the need to recognise the contribution of the Chinese Labour Corps at a speech during an event to mark the Chinese New Year. Thanks too to…

Consultation on memorial design begins

As we move from preparatory stages of the memorial to the design and commissioning stage we are now starting consultation on the proposed memorial. At this point we have not secured a site for the memorial, but feel we should…

Significance of the Campaign

In the third of our Campaign insight’s marking the first anniversary of the Campaign we are releasing an extract from the Project Proposal, written back in the winter of 2013. It explores the potential significance of the Campaign on the…

Our Objectives

In the second of our Campaign insights being released to mark one year since the launch of our Campaign we are taking a look at the Campaign objectives. This excerpt is taken from the introductory section to the Memorandum of…

One Year Old Today!

The Campaign is one year old today. To mark this milestone we will be releasing some “insider” knowledge on the campaign today and over the coming week. Today we share some insights into the reach of our website. In the…

In memory of John “Jack” Johnstone

Private M1/5741 John “Jack” Johnstone, committed suicide on the 7th July 1916. Why it is hard to even guess a reason. Perhaps it was because of the date, he killed himself soon after the opening of the Battle of the…

A comment on the campaign

It has taken a century for the truth to be acknowledged. Mark O’Neil, Chinese in Britain plan monument to World War One workers

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