Born in Jamaica

Born in Jamaica

Remembering all who served from Jamaica, West Indies. Jamaica was garrisoned during the First World War by the West India Regiment, who also served in Sierra Leone and German East Africa. In the region of 9800 men served with the British West Indies Regiment, all of whom were volunteers and were issued with service numbers for both the Jamaica War Contingent and BWIR. Although many men were invalided back to the island, the Jamaican authorities did not apply for the men's silver war badges. // Information is derived from various sources and supplemented by 'Jamaica's Part in the Great War 1914-1918' (Appendices I-V) by Frank Cundall. Published by the West India Committee for the Institute of Jamaica 1925.

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    Born 1884

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931515 Private No. 2 Construction Battalion

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931515 Lance Corporal No. 2 Construction Battalion

  • Profile picture for Samuel Maitland Bryson

    Born 1890

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 109055

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 109055 Private Royal Canadian Dragoons

  • Profile picture for Charles Douglas Buckland

    Born 1897

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2728030

  • Born 1888

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 276375

  • Born 1897

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 144456 Private Canadian Infantry

  • British Army 8578 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 3217 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 3158 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 14308 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 11864 Acting Corporal British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 2835 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 7040 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Richard Booth

    Born 1887

    British Army 5460 Private West India Regiment

  • British Army 11890 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Adolphus Borland

    Born 1887

    British Army 4028 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Cyril Boulin

    Born 1893

    British Army 11858 Private British West Indies Regiment

    Other Empire Force 11424 Private Jamaica War Contingent

  • Profile picture for Nathaniel Bourne

    Born 1892

    Died 1917

    Other Empire Force 8877 Private Jamaica War Contingent

    British Army 9786 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 11840 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 15927 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 2607 Private British West Indies Regiment