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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  • British Army 3216 Private British West Indies Regiment 3rd Battalion

  • Born 1899

    Died 1918

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) Second Lieutenant

  • Born 1892

    Died 1918

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) Lieutenant Royal Air Force

  • Born 1896

    Air Force (RAF/RFC)

    British Army GS/47885 Private Royal Fusiliers

    British Army PS/9355 Private Royal Fusiliers

  • Profile picture for John Mcfarlane Denholm Mills, A.f.c.

    Born 1896

    Died 1919

    British Army Second Lieutenant British West Indies Regiment

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) Lieutenant Royal Air Force

  • Born 1887

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) 204422

  • Profile picture for R Caldwell

    Born 1885

    Died 1917

    Other Empire Force Donkeyman Merchant Navy - S.S. "Planudes" (Middlesbrough)

  • Born 1873

    Died 1917

    Other Empire Force Steward Merchant Navy

  • Profile picture for Bryan Campbell

    Born 1891

    Died 1917

    Other Empire Force Fireman Merchant Navy - S.S. "Calliope" (London)

  • Profile picture for L G Silvera

    Died 1917

    British Army Second Lieutenant British West Indies Regiment 6th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Leicester Barclay Young

    Born 1890

    Died 1917

    British Army Second Lieutenant British West Indies Regiment 4th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Hubert Brown

    Born 1893

    Died 1915

    British Army 6248 Private West India Regiment 2nd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Stanley Samuda

    Born 1895

    British Army 6669 Private West India Regiment

  • Profile picture for Frederick Thorpe

    Died 1917

    British Army Private British West Indies Regiment

    Other Empire Force 8861 Private Jamaica War Contingent

  • Profile picture for Josiah Coley

    Born 1874

    British Army 2270 Private West India Regiment

  • Profile picture for Clinton Bailey

    Died 1918

    British Army 2689 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 14580 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 7265 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 10026 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 2174 Private British West Indies Regiment 2nd Battalion