HMT Briton Mar 1917 British West Indies Regiment (Jamaica)

HMT Briton Mar 1917 British West Indies Regiment (Jamaica)

Remembering the 6th Battalion (5th Jamaica War Contingent - 36 officers, 1656 men) of the British West Indies Regiment who sailed from Jamaica on 30 March 1917 arriving in Brest on 19 April 1917. All of the men were volunteers. An outbreak of measles and broncho-pneumonia caused some of the serious cases to be landed on the islands of Martinique and St. Lucia. 11 of these men died and were buried in Choc Bay War Cemetery, whilst 12 men recovered and were collected when the 8th Battalion sailed on HMT Magdalena in July 1917. 1 officer and 10 other ranks died during the voyage or shortly after arrival in France. At the end of April the whole battalion was put into isolation owing to an outbreak of mumps. For those who died extra information has been collected from the Soldiers' Effects records, but for lots of these men there are only medal records because they managed to survive; (the medal rolls are however split by island and show their original battalion). So they sailed from home, served in the war and then sailed home again, with the regiment not invited to the Peace (Victory) Parade held in London July 1919 // incomplete

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    Born 1896

    Other Empire Force 6055 Private Jamaica War Contingent

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    British Army 7048 Acting Corporal British West Indies Regiment 6th Battalion

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    Born 1894

    Died 1918

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    Born 1899

    Died 1920

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    Born 1897

    Other Empire Force 7336 Private Jamaica War Contingent

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    Born 1894

    Other Empire Force 7022 Private Jamaica War Contingent

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    Born 1892

    Died 1918

    Other Empire Force 5812 Private Jamaica War Contingent

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    Born 1895

    Other Empire Force 6550 Private Jamaica War Contingent

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    Born 1895

    Died 1918

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    Born 1893

    Other Empire Force 7154 Private Jamaica War Contingent

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    Born 1898

    Other Empire Force 7243 Private Jamaica War Contingent

    British Army 7692 Private British West Indies Regiment 6th Battalion

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    British Army 7891 Private British West Indies Regiment 11th Battalion

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    Born 1889

    Died 1918

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