HC Deb 10 December 1919 vol 122 cc1324-5

asked whether nearly 100,000 Chinese labourers have served this country in France during the War; whether any of them have been granted the right to wear the victory or general service medal; if not, why this right has not been granted, seeing that Indian, Egyptian, and South African labourers have been granted that right; whether he has considered the effect of the granting of a similar right to Chinese labourers in China; and whether he is aware that the refusal of the medals has caused disappointment among the Chinese labourers, who consider that they have borne greater risks than other coloured labourers and who have lost 2,000 of their number dead from wounds and sickness?


Chinese labourers who were enrolled in the Labour Corps will receive the British War Medal in bronze.

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