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Sikh Soldiers In The First World War

EDM number 837 in 2014-15, proposed by Virendra Kumar Sharma on 04/03/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Military operations, Religion and faith communities and Veterans.

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.

This motion has been signed by a total of 51 MPs.

Virendra Sharma04/03/2015Ealing, SouthallLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley04/03/2015Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Hugh Bayley05/03/2015York CentralLabourSeconded
Alan Meale05/03/2015MansfieldLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins05/03/2015Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Paul Murphy05/03/2015TorfaenLabourSeconded
George Galloway06/03/2015Bradford WestRespectSigned
James Gray09/03/2015North WiltshireConservativeSigned
Jeremy Corbyn09/03/2015Islington NorthLabourSigned
Bob Blackman09/03/2015Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Jim Shannon09/03/2015StrangfordDUPSigned
Ian Davidson09/03/2015Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Grahame Morris09/03/2015EasingtonLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz09/03/2015Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
Mike Hancock09/03/2015Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George09/03/2015St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Louise Ellman10/03/2015Liverpool, RiversideLabourSigned
Julian Lewis10/03/2015New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Roger Godsiff10/03/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
David Anderson10/03/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Keith Vaz10/03/2015Leicester EastLabourSigned
Liz McInnes10/03/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden10/03/2015Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
David Simpson10/03/2015Upper BannDUPSigned
William McCrea10/03/2015South AntrimDUPSigned
Adrian Bailey10/03/2015West Bromwich WestLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham10/03/2015Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Joan Ruddock10/03/2015Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds11/03/2015Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Seema Malhotra11/03/2015Feltham and HestonLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell11/03/2015East LondonderryDUPSigned
John Hemming11/03/2015Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Sammy Wilson11/03/2015East AntrimDUPSigned
David Ward11/03/2015Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell11/03/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson11/03/2015Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Chris Williamson11/03/2015Derby NorthLabourSigned
Mary Glindon12/03/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
John McDonnell12/03/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Mike Gapes12/03/2015Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Andrew McDonald12/03/2015MiddlesbroughLabourSigned
Lady Hermon12/03/2015North DownIndependentSigned
Ian Mearns12/03/2015GatesheadLabourSigned
Ian Lavery12/03/2015WansbeckLabourSigned
Frank Doran12/03/2015Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Jim Murphy16/03/2015East RenfrewshireLabourSigned
Jim McGovern17/03/2015Dundee WestLabourSigned
Jim Dowd17/03/2015Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
George Mudie18/03/2015Leeds EastLabourSigned
Chris Ruane23/03/2015Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
David Crausby24/03/2015Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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