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SIKH SOLDIERS IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 44: tabled on 27 May 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 46 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, one hundred years ago Sikh troops, along with counterparts from around the British Empire, fought in the bloody battle of Neuve Chapelle, many making 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 4 June 2015
Blaydon
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 1 June 2015
Harrow East
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2015
Brentford and Isleworth
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2015
Blyth Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2015
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2015
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 June 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Lagan Valley
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 June 2015
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2015
Ilford South
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2015
North East Fife
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Gray, James
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 2015
North Wiltshire
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 3 June 2015
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2015
Luton North
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2015
Ealing Central and Acton
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Dundee West
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2015
New Forest East
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2015
Slough
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2015
York Central
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2015
Middlesbrough
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Belfast South
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2015
Easington
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2015
Bolton South East
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 June 2015
Belfast East
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 1 June 2015
Romford
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2015
Liverpool, Walton
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2015
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 June 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 June 2015
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 June 2015
Upper Bann
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2015
Stoke-on-Trent North
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 June 2015
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 June 2015
Arfon
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.