Black Poppies

Black Poppies

Inspired by the book "Black Poppies" by Stephen Bourne, this community remembers the lives of black servicemen and women. Like that book, this community defines the term "black" as including Caribbean and British people of African origin. (To keep numbers manageable, I'm not including by default everyone who served in the West Indies Regiment - they can easily be found on Lives by searching for West Indies.)

Created by: Yvonne27542

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  • Profile picture for Percy Young

    British Army 34173 Private Hampshire Regiment

    British Army 12730 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Philip Spence

    Born 1882

    British Army 50572 Private King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment 3rd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Eustace Rhone

    Died 1915

    British Army 34120 Private Welsh Regiment 2nd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Selvin Campbell

    Born 1895

    British Army M/397988 Private Army Service Corps Motor Transport

  • Profile picture for Frederick Elwin Graham

    Born 1899

    British Army 60503 Rifleman King's Royal Rifle Corps 5th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Harold Leslie Bemand

    Born 1898

    Died 1917

    British Army 107838 Gunner Royal Field Artillery

  • Profile picture for Douglas Roy Manley

    Born 1896

    Died 1917

    British Army L/41804 Corporal Royal Field Artillery

    British Army 41804 Gunner Royal Field Artillery "D" Battery

  • Profile picture for Richard Henry Bascombe

    Born 1893

    Died 1916

    British Army 12528 Private The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 3rd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Alexander Kuamina

    British Army 5712 Private London Regiment 3/4th lond Battalion

    British Army 39401 Private London Regiment 9th lond Battalion

    British Army 12742 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Reginald Emanuel Collins

    Born 1894

    British Army PS/8580 Private Royal Fusiliers 19th Battalion

    British Army Second Lieutenant British West Indies Regiment 6th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Leopold Augustus Marks

    Born 1894

    British Army 62843 Private Scottish Rifles 3rd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Charles Cooper

    British Army 303776 Private Manchester Regiment

    British Army 12748 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Obadiah Hawthorne

    Born 1888

    British Army 64528 Private Highland Light Infantry 3rd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Richard Dickens

    Born 1895

    British Army Private Colored K K

    British Army 46549 Private King's Own Scottish Borderers 3rd Battalion

  • Profile picture for John Albert Gordon Smyth

    Born 1886

    Died 1918

    British Army Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps

    British Army Second Lieutenent Royal Lancashire Regiment

    British Army B23589 and 72189 Corporal Royal Fusiliers and Training Reserve Battalion 26th Battalion and Training Reserve Battalion

  • Profile picture for James F Smith

    Born 1890

    British Army T4/140935 Private Army Service Corps

    British Army 3714 Private British West Indies Regiment 3rd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Thomas Phipps

    British Army SS/8623 Private Army Service Corps

    British Army 305387 Private Labour Corps

    British Army 12732 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Henry 'harry' Glover

    Born 1881

    British Army 252249 Private Durham Light Infantry 2/6th Battalion

    British Army 53331 Private Royal Defence Corps 4th Observation Company

  • Born 1896

    Died 1919

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931763 Private Canadian Forestry Corps No.2 Construction Company (Coloured)

  • Profile picture for Clarence Harold St. C Seale

    Born 1890

    British Army 5636 Private British West Indies Regiment 5th Battalion

    British Army 44 Private Royal Army Medical Corps Non European Section