West Indians serving with the Canadian Expeditionary Force

West Indians serving with the Canadian Expeditionary Force

Owing to the colour bar of the British military services at the beginning of the war, the only option available was for West Indians living in Canada to enlist with the CEF, who did not operate such a bar. This community consists of both black and white servicemen and women. It is true that many of those who enlisted were from the white colonial families, but the widely-held view that black soldiers were only used as labourers in France is wrong; the British West Indies Regiment fought against the Turks with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, under the command of New Zealand Forces. Incorporates Bermuda.

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  • Born 1888

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 316050

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 316050 Driver Canadian Field Artillery

  • Profile picture for Clement Brooker

    Born 1892

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 5041

  • Born 1876

    Died 1948

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931360

  • Profile picture for Arthur Dudley Bullock

    Born 1897

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 766994

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 766994 Private Canadian Infantry

  • Profile picture for Richard Earnest Cardozo

    Born 1893

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 670160

  • Born 1893

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 3189654

  • Profile picture for Harold Owen Grell

    Born 1888

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 300625

  • Born 1897

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2014777

  • Profile picture for William Grosvenor

    Born 1895

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 3189079 Private

  • Profile picture for Belfield Elliott Hall

    Born 1897

    Died 1918

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931342

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931342 Private Canadian Railway Troops No.2 Construction Battalion

  • Profile picture for Frank Dudley Hall

    Born 1897

    Died 1919

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 228277

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 228277 Private Canadian Infantry

  • Born 1899

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 3328335

  • Profile picture for William Ernest Hoad

    Born 1888

    Died 1918

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 300882

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 300882 Driver 3rd Division Canadian Field Artillery Trench Mortar Battery

  • Born 1897

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 687463

  • Born 1886

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931381

  • Born 1897

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 911381

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 911381 Private Canadian Infantry

  • Born 1889

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 4050674

  • Profile picture for Horace Veira

    Born 1893

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 171859 Private Canadian Infantry 83rd Battalion

  • Born 1882

    British Army 1042863 Corporal Canadian Railway Troops

    British Army Second Lieutenant British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Rupert Cheisman Redman

    Born 1892

    British Army 433 Private Canadian Expeditionary Force

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Army Medical Corps