My Black Poppies and Tommies

My Black Poppies and Tommies

Lives found in the course of my research* of service men and women from the West Indies, Africa and Asia. They have also been added to the community inspired by the book written by Stephen Bourne. *From December 2018 supplemented by the book 'Black Tommies' British Soldiers of African descent in the first World War written by Ray Costello 2015

https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/community/2018

Created by: Deborah102878

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  • Profile picture for Simeon Cornelius Clarke

    Born 1894

    British Army 44694 Private Dorsetshire Regiment 3rd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Francis Owen Gittens

    Born 1897

    Died 1916

    British Army PS/3155 Private (Duke Of Cambridge's Own) Middlesex Regiment 16th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Allan George Watkis

    British Army 6409 Corporal British West Indies Regiment

    British Army 17208 Private Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 6th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Theophilus Marshall

    British Army 75086 Private Durham Light Infantry

  • Profile picture for Eustace Rhone

    Died 1915

    British Army 34120 Private Welsh Regiment 2nd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Joseph Hendrickson

    Born 1894

    British Army G/40110 Private Royal West Kent Regiment 3rd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Frederick Elwin Graham

    Born 1899

    British Army 60503 Rifleman King's Royal Rifle Corps 5th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Percy L Vignale

    British Army M2/152861 Private Army Service Corps Motor Transport

  • Profile picture for Philip Spence

    Born 1882

    British Army 50572 Private King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment 3rd Battalion

  • Born 1887

    British Army

  • Profile picture for Walter Brown

    British Army 36400 Private Manchester Regiment

    British Army 12749 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Percy Young

    British Army 34173 Private Hampshire Regiment

    British Army 12730 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for Joseph Egerton Shyngle

    Born 1898

    Died 1917

    British Army 40468 Private City of London Yeomanry

    British Army 2867 Private City of London Yeomanry

    British Army 40468 Private City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders)

  • Profile picture for Melrose Goda Sishuba

    British Army 48178 Private South Lancashire Regiment

  • Profile picture for William M Smith

    British Army 75087 Private Durham Light Infantry

  • Profile picture for Maurice Williams

    British Army 46760 Private Lincolnshire Regiment 10th Labour Company

    British Army 29275 Private 49th Labour Corps

    British Army 12740 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Profile picture for John Self Elliott

    Born 1888

    British Army 18639 Private Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 7th (Service) Battalion

    British Army 35888 Sapper Royal Engineers

    Royal Navy M16038 Engine Room Artificer Pembroke II

  • Profile picture for William Gibbs

    Born 1880

    Died 1917

    British Army 202639 Private West Riding Regiment 2nd/5th Battalion

    British Army 202639 Private Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 2/5th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Joseph Gibson

    Born 1884

    Died 1938

    British Army Private Royal Army Medical Corps

  • Profile picture for Martin Luther Brown

    Born 1898

    British Army 645916 Private Labour Corps Southern Command