Five headstones in Anfield Cemetery are a testimony to one of the great injustices of war.

During WWI, 95,000 Chinese men volunteered to support Britain in what became the Chinese Labour Corps. As non-combatants they played an essential role, working in munitions factories, digging trenches and burying the dead.
Some married local women and started families.
At the end of the war they performed the dangerous and dreadful tasks of clearing grenades and shells from the battlefields and exhuming bodies for re-burial in military cemeteries.
Despite the remarkable contribution of the Chinese Labour Corps, the men were not allowed to settle in Britain after the war. They were deported without their families being told, wrenching them apart. Nor were they compensated.

And as a further injustice, all German Concessions in China’s Shandong Province were handed to Japan, as part of the Treaty of Versailles.
‘Concessions’ were districts within various key cities, including these ports, that were set up by foreign powers, where they could enjoy special rights and privileges.
No monument stands to honour these men; it is an injustice waiting to be corrected: a debt our nation owes.