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 Henry L Boyce

    Born 1874

    Died 1918

    British Army 4952 Acting Corporal British West Indies Regiment

    British Army Royal Defence Corps

  • Profile picture for Maurice Williams

    British Army 46760 Private Lincolnshire Regiment

    British Army 29275 Private 49th Labour Corps

    British Army 12740 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Curley Christian

    Born 1882

    Died 1954

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 721010

  • Profile picture for Joseph Adolphus Nurse

    Born 1884

    British Army 68267 Private King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

  • Profile picture for Arthur William David Roberts

    Born 1897

    Died 1982

    British Army King's Own Scottish Borderers

    British Army 41180 Private Royal Scots Fusiliers

    British Army 411237 Private Labour Corps

  • Profile picture for Percy Young

    British Army 34173 Private Hampshire Regiment

    British Army 12730 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Edwin Jennings

    British Army 7810 Private London Regiment

    British Army 12733 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Martin Luther Brown

    Born 1898

    British Army 645916 Private Labour Corps Southern Command

  • Profile picture for Kamal Athon Chunchie

    Born 1886

    Died 1953

    British Army 3280 Private Middlesex Regiment

    British Army S/445263 Private Royal Army Service Corps

  • Profile picture for Eugent Clarke

    Born 1894

    Died 2002

    British Army 3931 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Gershom Browne

    Born 1898

    Died 2000

    British Army 9131 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Joseph Clough

    Born 1886

    British Army M2/113802 Private Army Service Corps

  • Profile picture for Reginald Emanuel Collins

    Born 1894

    British Army PS/8580 Private Royal Fusiliers

    British Army Second Lieutenant British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Charles Cooper

    British Army 303776 Private Manchester Regiment

    British Army 12748 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for John Edward Parris

    Born 1874

    Died 1953

    British Army 127133 Pioneer Royal Engineers

    British Army 127133 Sapper Royal Engineers

  • Profile picture for Alexander Kuamina

    British Army 5712 Private London Regiment

    British Army 39401 Private London Regiment

    British Army 12742 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for John Agard

    Born 1894

    Died 1958

    British Army 53643 Private Somerset Light Infantry

  • Profile picture for George Edward Kingsley Bemand

    Born 1892

    Died 1916

    British Army Temporary Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

    British Army Temporary Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

  • Profile picture for Richard Henry Bascombe

    Born 1893

    Died 1916

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

  • Profile picture for Harold Leslie Bemand

    Born 1898

    Died 1917

    British Army 107838 Gunner Royal Field Artillery