Re­mem­bered

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SIR – My wife and I were mo­tor-car­a­van­ning in France and de­cided to spend a night at Noyelles-sur-mer in the Somme area. As we ar­rived in the vil­lage we saw a no­tice di­rect­ing vis­i­tors to the Chi­nese Ceme­tery.

In­trigued, we dis­cov­ered that it con­tained some 800 graves of mem­bers of a Chi­nese Labour Corps who had died dur­ing the First World War. All the head­stones had the names of the dead in Chi­nese and English.

The ceme­tery was im­mac­u­late, tended by lo­cal peo­ple, un­der the aus­pices of the Com­mon­wealth War Graves Com­mis­sion.

Read­ing Guy Kelly’s ar­ti­cle (“Why we must re­mem­ber the Chi­nese Labour Corps,” Fea­tures, Novem­ber 4) we were glad to know they are not en­tirely for­got­ten.

Heacham, Nor­folk

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