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 1895

    Died 1918

    British Army 2929 Driver Royal Engineers

    British Army 418167 Driver Royal Engineers

    British Army Second Lieutenant King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment

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    Born 1879

    British Army T/13397 Company Serjeant Major Army Service Corps

    British Army T/13397 Warrant Officer Class 2 Army Service Corps

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    Born 1884

    British Army 91236 Private Royal Welsh Fusiliers 3rd Battalion

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    Born 1879

    British Army 3256 Private British West Indies Regiment

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    Born 1882

    Died 1917

    British Army 16123 Private British West Indies Regiment 11th Battalion

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    Born 1886

    Australian Imperial Force 4014

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    Born 1889

    Died 1918

    British Army 7138 Private London Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers 518th Field Company

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    Born 1887

    Died 1918

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 3030302

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 3030302 Private Canadian Infantry 54th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Augustus Williams

    Died 1918

    British Army 5981 Private British West Indies Regiment 4th Battalion

    British Army 5981 Private British West Indies Regiment 5th Battalion

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    Born 1872

    Died 1916

    British Army 4673 Private British West Indies Regiment 3rd Battalion

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    Born 1889

    British Army 26328 Private Cheshire Regiment 3rd Battalion

    British Army 26328 Lance Corporal / Acting Corporal Cheshire Regiment 3rd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Thomas Joseph Whittaker

    Born 1890

    Died 1916

    British Army 3516 Private British West Indies Regiment 3rd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Austin John Haughton

    Born 1885

    Died 1970

    Australian Imperial Force 11851

  • Profile picture for Charles Theophilus Elvy

    Born 1887

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    Born 1882

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

    British Army Lieutenant British West Indies Regiment 3rd Battalion

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) Lieutenant Royal Air Force

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    Born 1876

    British Army Second Lieutenant British West Indies Regiment

    British Army Captain British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Lucius Canute Hyman

    Born 1893

    British Army 6407 Lance Corporal West India Regiment

    British Army 6407 Corporal West India Regiment

    British Army 6407 Private West India Regiment 2nd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Herbert Prichard Thomas, O.b.e.

    Born 1892

    Died 1969

    Indian Army Lieutenant 126th Baluchistan Infantry

    Indian Army Captain Baluchistan Infantry attached South Persian Rifles

    Indian Army Lieutenant Colonel

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    Died 1916

    British Army 2146 Private British West Indies Regiment 2nd Battalion

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    Born 1885

    Died 1916

    British Army 3234 Private British West Indies Regiment 3rd Battalion