Pay Yr Ysgwrn a visit to see the Black Chair of Birkenhead | Brief letters

Pay Yr Ysgwrn a visit to see the Black Chair of Birkenhead | Brief letters

Indian soldiers | Hedd Wyn | Racism inside us | Boris Johnson’s English

Soldiers from India who died in the first world war (The war we don’t remember, 11 November) were at least treated with respect after death: on the Downs above Brighton the Chattri memorial commemorates Hindus and Sikhs who died in the hospital set up for them in the Brighton Pavilion, where they were welcomed and looked after by local people. And, on the island of Lemnos, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh soldiers, who died in field hospitals from wounds received at Gallipoli have their own burial areas in beautiful graveyards, equal with the boys from Britain, New Zealand and Australia, who lie there with them.
Chris Hardy
London

• As a postscript to Giles Fraser’s wonderful piece on the Poet of the Black Chair – Hedd Wyn – (Loose canon, 10 November), I would urge him and others to visit Yr Ysgwrn, the farmhouse near Trawsfynydd in north Wales where the poet grew up. The house has been recently renovated and serves as a memorial to Hedd Wyn and others from the area who fell in the Great War. The Black Chair of Birkenhead is there for all to see.
Geraint Hughes
Llantrisant, Mid Glamorgan

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