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Offline Arnaud Gabet

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Chinese Labour Corps
« on: Friday 28 December 18 19:53 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

I search informations about M. Liu Ssu from CHinese Labour Corps dead on april 1919 and buried in the cemetery of Les Rues des Vignes (Near Cambrai), north of France. He came from xian of Boxing in the Shandong ? Could you help me to find his family ?

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Re: CHINESE LABOUR CORPS
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 29 December 18 10:52 GMT (UK) »
I find no immediate source for records of individual CLC men.  In one sense they were not in the army but employed as contractors by a government organisation.  The definitive book "No Labour No Battle" cites a reference to the records of the CLC as "messy".

A possible source of information would appear to be the South China Post, there is an article here:
http://multimedia.scmp.com/ww1-china/ . This describes one family's search for their relative which would suggest it is not impossible.  If nothing else appears I'd suggest an approach to that newspaper or to the people associated with the study.

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Re: CHINESE LABOUR CORPS
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 29 December 18 14:06 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Max for this eventual source of information (wonderful documents).
Sincerely.

Arnaud