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 Richard Henry Bascombe

    Born 1893

    Died 1916

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

  • 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 Eustace Rhone

    Died 1915

    British Army 34120 Private Welsh Regiment 2nd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Frederick Elwin Graham

    Born 1899

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

  • Profile picture for Selvin Campbell

    Born 1895

    British Army M/397988 Private Army Service Corps Motor Transport

  • Born 1896

    Died 1919

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

  • Profile picture for Philip Spence

    Born 1882

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

  • Profile picture for Percy Young

    British Army 34173 Private Hampshire Regiment

    British Army 12730 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Harold Leslie Bemand

    Born 1898

    Died 1917

    British Army 107838 Gunner Royal Field Artillery

  • Profile picture for William Robinson Clarke

    Born 1895

    Died 1981

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) 7170 2nd Class Air Mechanic

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) 7170

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) Sergeant

  • Profile picture for Maurice Williams

    British Army 46760 Private Lincolnshire Regiment 10th Labour Company

    British Army 29275 Private 49th Labour Corps

    British Army 12740 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Allan Noel Minns

    Born 1891

    Died 1921

    British Army Major Royal Army Medical Corps

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Army Medical Corps 39th Field Ambulance

    British Army Captain Royal Army Medical Corps

  • Profile picture for William Gibbs

    Born 1880

    Died 1917

    British Army 202639 Private West Riding Regiment 2nd/5th Battalion

    British Army 202639 Private Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 2/5th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Joseph Clough

    Born 1886

    British Army M2/113802 Private Army Service Corps 11th Motor Ambulance Company

  • Profile picture for Curley Christian

    Born 1882

    Died 1954

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 721010

  • Profile picture for Martin Luther Brown

    Born 1898

    British Army 645916 Private Labour Corps Southern Command

  • Profile picture for John Edward Parris

    Born 1874

    Died 1953

    British Army 127133 Pioneer Royal Engineers Signal Company

    British Army 127133 Sapper Royal Engineers Signal Company

  • Profile picture for Coleridge Foster

    Born 1898

    British Army 145628 Driver Royal Horse & Field Artillery 10th Reserve Battery

  • Profile picture for Joseph Edwards

    Born 1894

    British Army 24906 Private Welsh Regiment 8th Battalion

    British Army 24906 Private Welsh Regiment 12th (Service) Battalion

    British Army 77342 Private Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Garrison Battalion

  • Profile picture for Gershom Browne

    Born 1898

    Died 2000

    British Army 9131 Private British West Indies Regiment 5th Battalion