Researching the Chinese War Graves in Efford Cemetery Plymouth.
Last week I decided to start looking at the Efford World War One Chinese Labour Corps graves in Plymouth. To begin with there was a lot of information on the Plymouth Site. After being able to get all the names from the 8 Headstones (pictures attached) I thought that after our launch I would start to identify each person as an individual and collect any further information available.
I initially thought that it would not be too difficult, but have now realised that the information held on each of the 8 Privates has been recorded using different spellings and interpretations of their names. All 8 were identified using their Service Number only – and for many there were many different spellings for their name.
Names and Services Numbers were found on the Commonwealth Graves Commission Site on line. (Please see list of graves). Hikmat Remembers Project has applied for the death certificate of Shong Wang Pei .
More to come……….when we get the death certificate
ALSO SEE THE PROJECT GROUP PAGE.