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 1877

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931650

  • Born 1879

    Other Empire Force Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy

  • Profile picture for B Burke

    Died 1918

    Other Empire Force Ship's Cook Merchant Navy - S.S. "Skaraas" (London)

  • Profile picture for David Stewart

    Born 1886

    British Army 5343 Private West India Regiment 2nd Battalion

  • Born 1893

    British Army Private British West Indies Regiment

    Other Empire Force 1280 Private Jamaica War Contingent

  • Profile picture for Rose Robinson

    Born 1887

    Other Empire Force 3819 Private Jamaica War Contingent

    British Army 4291 Private British West Indies Regiment 4th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Arnold Edward Thompson

    Born 1876

    Died 1917

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers 4th Battalion

  • British Army 13726 Acting Corporal British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 11972 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Born 1896

    Other Empire Force 1832 Private Jamaica War Contingent

    British Army 3552 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Theophilus Fayman

    Born 1891

    Other Empire Force 5061 Private Jamaica War Contingent

    British Army 5481 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 8067 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 9784 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 7783 Serjeant British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Orlando Ashley

    Born 1894

    Died 1915

    Other Empire Force Gunner Jamaica Militia Artillery

  • British Army 2893 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 3165 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 11892 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 8374 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 10087 Private British West Indies Regiment