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 Rupert Dunn

    Born 1895

    Royal Navy F36313 Aircraftsman 2nd Class Royal Naval Air Service

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) 117426 Private 2nd Class Royal Air Force

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) Second Lieutenant (Observer) Royal Air Force

  • Profile picture for Casin Highlofter Yarde

    Born 1891

    Died 1919

    British Army 44686 Private Dorsetshire Regiment 3rd Battalion attached 3rd Leinsters

  • Profile picture for Richard St. George Augustus Watson

    Born 1890

    British Army 1824 Gunner Royal Field Artillery 3rd Line 4th Northumbrian (Howitzer)

    Other Empire Force Sick Berth Hand Mercantile Marine (Merchant Navy)

    Other Empire Force Sick Berth Hand Mercantile Marine - SS Manchester Port (Manchester)

  • Profile picture for Fitzwilliam Dowridge

    Born 1896

    British Army 39328 Private West Yorkshire Regiment

    British Army 4957 Private British West Indies Regiment 3rd Battalion

    British Army 4957 Private British West Indies Regiment 7th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Alfred Lassalle

    Born 1879

    British Army 179370 Gunner Royal Garrison Artillery

  • Profile picture for Frank Nelson

    Born 1885

    Royal Navy

    British Army 3508 Private King's (Liverpool) Regiment 2/5th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Arthur Lumsden

    Born 1892

    Other Empire Force Trinidad Light Infantry Volunteers

    British Army 1866 Trooper King Edward's Horse 2nd Battalion

  • Profile picture for James Richards

    Born 1892

    British Army 110415 Private Durham Light Infantry 3rd Battalion

  • Profile picture for James Thomas Fitz-Evan Eversley

    Born 1890

    Died 1916

    British Army 5130 Private London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) 4th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Valleton Sydney Algernon Redman

    Born 1897

    Died 1916

    British Army 5148 Private London Regiment 4th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Samuel Estwick

    Born 1890

    British Army G/40116 Private Royal West Kent Regiment

  • Profile picture for William Gloster Garraway

    Born 1880

    Died 1917

    British Army 9805 Private London Regiment 28th lond Battalion

    British Army 763806 Private London Regiment 28th lond Battalion

    British Army 763806 Private London Regiment (Artists' Rifles) 28th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Cyril Edward Armbrister

    Born 1896

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 442322

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Lieutenant 47th Battalion Canadian Infantry

  • Profile picture for Bruce M Maura

    Born 1886

    British Army 35616 Private Somerset Light Infantry

    British Army 2326 Private British West Indies Regiment 2nd Battalion

  • Profile picture for George Theophilus Guy

    Born 1887

    Died 1918

    British Army M2/033623 Lance Corporal Army Service Corps No 2nd Company (Mechanical Transport Depot)

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) 79556 Air Mechanic 2nd Class Royal Flying Corps

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) 79556 Air Mechanic 3rd Class Royal Air Force

  • Profile picture for Theophilus Davis

    Born 1886

    Died 1918

    British Army 38477 Private East Yorkshire Regiment 1/4th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Simeon Graham

    Born 1885

    British Army WR/339034 Pioneer Royal Engineers Inland Water Transport

  • Profile picture for Joseph Vere Everette Johns

    Born 1893

    Died 1966

    British Army 2441 Private British West Indies Regiment 2nd Battalion

    British Army 2441 Lance Corporal British West Indies Regiment 1st Battalion

    British Army Private South Lancashire Regiment

  • Profile picture for Joseph Linton

    Born 1890

    British Army 62849 Private Scottish Rifles 3rd Battalion

  • Profile picture for James Carrington

    Born 1880

    Other Empire Force Barbados Volunteers

    British Army 26988 Private Cheshire Regiment 3rd Battalion

    Other Empire Force 1712 Trinidad Light Infantry Volunteers 3rd Battalion