‘A Good Reputation Endures Forever’

A History of the Chinese Labour Corps in World War I

31st January – 17th March, 2018

This exhibition will bring together artefacts and documentary photographs from the W.J. Hawkings Collection, courtesy of his grandson John de Lucy, to explore the history of the CLC and reveal more about the men buried at Shorncliffe Cemetery.  In addition to the material from Durham University, some of the artefacts for the Folkestone exhibition have been donated by direct descendants of the CLC and their commanding officers and have never been on show before, including a rare CLC service medal and an original CLC ID booklet from a recruit who died on route through Canada.