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SIKH SOLDIERS IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 837: tabled on 04 March 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 51 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the contribution of Sikh soldiers in the First World War when over 138,000 Indian troops fought in Belgium and France, many of them Sikh; recognises that more than one-quarter of these soldiers would become casualties; further notes that in March 1915, 100 years ago, Sikh troops along with counterparts from around the British Empire fought in the bloody battle of Neuve Chapelle and many made the ultimate sacrifice; further recognises that Sikh regiments lost nearly four-fifths of their men and three regiments stood at only 16 per cent of their original strength; and urges the Government to support the erection of a permanent monument in Central London to highlight and commemorate their brave actions and grave losses.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Blaydon
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
West Bromwich West
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 2015
Harrow East
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2015
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Blyth Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2015
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2015
Glasgow South West
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2015
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2015
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Lewisham West and Penge
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Liverpool, Riverside
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 6 March 2015
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2015
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 2015
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 9 March 2015
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2015
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 12 March 2015
North Down
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2015
New Forest East
Malhotra, Seema
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Feltham and Heston
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Blackpool South
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 March 2015
South Antrim
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Middlesbrough
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Dundee West
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Gateshead
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2015
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Leeds East
Murphy, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2015
East Renfrewshire
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Lewisham, Deptford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 March 2015
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 March 2015
Upper Bann
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Leicester East
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2015
Bradford East
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Derby North
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2015
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.