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"On behalf of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the government both of the time and today I want to apologise" Minister Ben Wallace expresses "regret" as report finds thousands of black & Asian British Empire troops were not properly commemorated

"I shed a tear this morning." David Lammy says he is "very emotional" after the Commonwealth War Graves Commission apologised after a report found it had failed to commemorate black and Asian troops due to "pervasive racism". @ShelaghFogarty  | @DavidLammy 

"Nearly 2,000 young Chinese men lie in graves administered by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but some scholars believe many more Chinese civilians died on the Western Front, most of whom have no headstone, no name, no number, and no memorial."

“The colonial attitudes of the day were contributing factors to the decisions that were made” Claire Horton, Director General of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, says it is "apologising unreservedly" for the failings #R4Today 

"Commemorated unequally" The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has apologised after an inquiry found at least 116,000 mostly African and Indian casualties from WW1 were "possibly not commemorated at all". The figure could be as high as 350,000. More:

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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has apologized after an investigation found that at least 161,000 mostly Africans and Indians who died fighting for the British Empire during World War I weren’t properly honored due to “pervasive racism.”

The British government and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission have apologized after an investigation found that at least 161,000 mostly Africans and Indians who died fighting for the British Empire during World War I weren't properly honored.

David Lammy has urged people to "get better at being honest about our history" after the Commonwealth War Graves Commission apologised over failing to commemorate black and Asian troops due to "pervasive racism". @ShelaghFogarty  | @DavidLammy 

The British government & the Commonwealth War Graves Commission apologized after an investigation found that at least 161,000 mostly Africans & Indians who died fighting for the British Empire during WWI weren't properly honored due to "pervasive racism."

My question following the Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Special Committee Report on Historical Inequalities, which found that tens of thousands of Commonwealth soldiers have been commemorated unequally or not at all. The Unremembered must now be remembered.

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This is a watershed moment that shows the Commonwealth War Graves Commission finally recognises its failure to treat Black African and other ethnic minority soldiers who served for Britain in the First World War with the dignity afforded to everyone else.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has apologised for failing to recognise the deaths of black and Asian troops who fought for the British Empire in WWI. Prof David Olusoga speaks to #BBCBreakfast  after his documentary led to the investigation.

I am moved that The Unremembered doc I presented for @DavidOlusoga  @UplandsTV  & @Channel4  based on research by @michelevbarrett  has led to an apology from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The arc of history is long but it bends towards the truth.

Reflecting on 50 years as President of the @CWGC  today, The Duke of Kent said: “It has been, and continues to be, my privilege and honour to serve as President of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.”

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Last week, The Duke of Kent carried engagements in Serbia. HRH, who is President of @CWGC , first visited the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in Belgrade and laid a wreath to commemorate over 450 servicemen who are buried in the cemetery. #RoyalVisitSerbia 

One of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s guiding principles is that each of the war dead should be commemorated by name on a headstone or memorial and that no distinction should be made on account of military rank, race or creed.

Police and officials from Commonwealth War Graves Commission assess damage at Shipley burial ground after vandals smashed soldiers' graves:

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