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 10001 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 7594 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Hubert Anderson

    Died 1918

    British Army 7514 Acting Serjeant British West Indies Regiment 6th Battalion

  • British Army 9653 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 2240 Private British West Indies Regiment 2nd Battalion

  • British Army 14537 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Alfred Allen

    Died 1917

    Other Empire Force 10252 Private Jamaica War Contingent

    British Army 14467 Private British West Indies Regiment 10th Battalion

  • British Army 9748 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Percival Bascoe

    Born 1895

    Died 1918

    British Army 6500 Private West India Regiment 2nd Battalion

  • Profile picture for James Nathaniel Gallier

    Born 1884

    British Army 5140 Private West India Regiment

  • British Army 4467 Corporal British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 7337 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 15437 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 9587 Private British West Indies Regiment

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  • British Army 2784 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 8058 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 2686 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 15602 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • British Army 12145 Private British West Indies Regiment