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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  • Profile picture for Herbert Lewin Carter

    Born 1886

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 878 Cadet Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

  • Born 1879

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931328

  • Profile picture for George Leicester Challenor

    Born 1875

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 628580 Private 47th Battalion

  • Profile picture for John Kellman Chandler

    Born 1889

    Died 1915

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 25935

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 25935 Private Canadian Infantry

  • Born 1885

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 65178

  • Profile picture for Reginald Norman Coke

    Born 1892

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 76 Corporal Canadian Engineers

    British Army Lieutenant Army Service Corps

  • Born 1893

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 3055696

  • Born 1894

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931255

  • Born 1892

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931308

  • Canadian Expeditionary Force 3031435

  • Profile picture for George Crosbie Baber

    Born 1883

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 25919 Private 3rd Highland Infantry Brigade 14th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Kenneth Graeme Bancroft

    Born 1884

    Other Empire Force Barbados Volunteers

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 28869 Private Canadian Infantry 16th Battalion

    British Army Captain East Surrey

  • Born 1885

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Warwickshire Regiment

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 10078 Corporal Canadian Infantry Brigade

  • Canadian Expeditionary Force 2733021

  • Profile picture for Eustace A Lawton

    Born 1890

    Died 1916

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 25738

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 25738 Private Canadian Infantry

  • Born 1893

    Died 1918

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 3031714

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 3031714 Private Canadian Infantry

  • Profile picture for Leonard Archibald Leslie

    Born 1896

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2327375

  • Born 1889

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 3034519

  • Profile picture for Herbert Lyder

    Born 1894

    Died 1916

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 177920

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 177920 Private Canadian Infantry

  • Profile picture for Archibald Lynch

    Born 1895

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 4060538