HMT Briton July 1917 British West Indies Regiment (Jamaica)

HMT Briton July 1917 British West Indies Regiment (Jamaica)

Remembering the 9th Battalion (7th Jamaica War Contingent - 22 officers and 851 men) of the British West Indies Regiment who sailed from Jamaica on 20 July 1917 via Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada where Pte 12263 James Johnson was buried following his death from pneumonia. The contingent stopped in England on 12 August 1917 and arrived in Boulogne, France 13 August 1917. There were also men from The Bahamas. All of the men were volunteers. 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.

Created by: Deborah102878

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