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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  • Profile picture for Thomas Patterson

    Born 1895

    Other Empire Force 3451 Private Jamaica War Contingent

    British Army 4824 Private British West Indies Regiment 4th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Alexander Riggan

    Born 1895

    Other Empire Force 7134 Private Jamaica War Contingent

    British Army 8243 Private British West Indies Regiment 6th Battalion

  • Born 1895

    British Army 8564 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Alfred Scott

    Born 1893

    Other Empire Force 1549 Private Jamaica War Contingent

    British Army 2753 Private British West Indies Regiment 2nd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Robert Simon

    Born 1898

    British Army 7061 Private West India Regiment 1st Battalion

  • Profile picture for Ralph Verley

    Born 1895

    Other Empire Force 2698 Private Jamaica War Contingent

    British Army 4699 Private British West Indies Regiment 4th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Frederick Moore

    Born 1895

    Other Empire Force 2974 Private Jamaica War Contingent

    British Army 4082 Private British West Indies Regiment 4th Battalion

  • Profile picture for S Latibeaudiere

    British Army 2832 Corporal British West Indies Regiment 3rd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Edgar Schult

    Born 1896

    Died 1917

    British Army 2790 Private London Regiment 7th city of lond Battalion

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers

    British Army Lieutenant (The Queen's) Royal West Surrey Regiment

  • Profile picture for Alfred Rowe

    Born 1891

    Other Empire Force 5377 Private Jamaica War Contingent

    British Army 7189 Private British West Indies Regiment 6th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Ewart Charles Samuels

    Born 1893

    Other Empire Force Jamaica Constabulary

    Other Empire Force Kingston Infantry Volunteers

    Other Empire Force 1429 Private Jamaica War Contingent

  • Profile picture for T N C Kemp

    Died 1919

    Indian Army Captain 1/9th Gurkha Rifles

  • Profile picture for John Franklin Blackden

    Born 1899

    Died 1991

    Indian Army Second Lieutenant 40th Cavalry

  • Profile picture for Wilfred Adolphus De Costa

    Born 1885

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931353 Private No.2 Construction Battalion

  • Profile picture for Stanley England

    Born 1882

    Died 1968

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 85299 Gunner Canadian Field Artillery Ammunition Column

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 85299 Sergeant 13th Brigade Canadian Field Artillery

  • Profile picture for John Taylor

    Born 1895

    Other Empire Force 4333 Private Jamaica War Contingent

    British Army 6368 Private British West Indies Regiment 5th Battalion

  • British Army Second Lieutenant Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached 1/5th Lancashire Regiment attached 34th and 32nd S

    British Army Major Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached Royal Engineers Railway

    British Army Major Auxiliary Forces India

  • Profile picture for Arthur Headley

    British Army 10157 Private British West Indies Regiment 7th Battalion

  • Born 1894

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Sergeant 4th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps

  • Profile picture for Francis Hastings Thomas

    Born 1885

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy Captain HMS Talbot Royal Marine Light Infantry

    Royal Navy Captain HMS Triumph Royal Marine Light Infantry