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1st battalion West India regiment a brief historical sketch by A. R. Loscombe

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Published by West India Committee in London .
Written in English


  • Great Britain. -- Army. -- West India Regiment, 1st -- History.

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First published in West India Committee Circular.

Other titlesFirst battalion West India regiment.
Statementby A.R. Loscombe.
The Physical Object
Pagination20p. :
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20678971M

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West India Regiment during WW1 WORLD WAR ONE. On the outbreak of war in August the 1st battalion was based in Freetown and saw service against the German Cameroons and took part in the capture of Yaoundé. The WIR were then sent to Mombasa in Kenya to take part in the East African campaign against the German forces. Use the history of the West India Regiments to explore armed people of African descent serving within the wider British army to bring improved understanding of the nature of racial thought from the 18th to 20th centuries. After the Caribbean was first colonised by Spain in the 15th century, a system. The West India Regiment – – The West India Regiment (WIR) was an infantry unit of the British Army recruited from and normally stationed in the British colonies of the Caribbean between and The regiment differed from similar forces raised in other parts of the British Empire in that it formed an integral part of the regular British Army. The History of the First West India Regiment Hardcover – Ap by A. B. Ellis (Author) out of 5 stars 4 ratings. See all 27 formats and editions Hide /5(4).

Formation. In the British Army formed a second West Indies regiment from Caribbean volunteers who had made their way to lly, these volunteers were drafted into a variety of units within the army, but in it was decided to group them together into a single regiment, named the British West Indies : British Army. 33rd (1st York, West Riding) Regiment of Foot – 33rd (The Duke of Wellington's) Regiment of Foot – Raised 12 February as The Earl of Huntingdon's Regiment of Foot. 1st Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) Yorkshire Regiment: 34th Regiment of Foot – 's Militia Muster Rolls. Other ranks are indicated by army number, rank, first and last names, regiment and HQ location. The index is augmented by an additional lines of notes indicating detachments, attachments, units recruits will likely join and so on. The index also indicates regiments a man may have previously served in. The 1st Infantry Regiment is a regiment of the United States Army that draws its lineage from a line of post American Revolutionary War units and is credited with thirty-nine campaign streamers. The 1st Battalion, 1st Infantry is assigned as support to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and to furnish the enlisted Branch: United States Army.

Slaves in red coats: The West India Regiment. The British Army was the single biggest purchaser of slaves by the end of the 18th century. The soldiers they bought joined the West India Regiment and played an integral role in defending British territories in the Caribbean. 2nd Lieutenant Hylbert John Birkbeck of the 1st Battalion, West India Regiment. He was the son of John Birkbeck Jr., a magistrate and Rachel Wilhemina Stansfield. He was born at Giggleswick, Yorkshire on 5 September, The photograph was probably taken at his commissioning since he first appears in Hart's Army List for   The regular West India Regiment long pre-dated the “Great War” and its 1st Battalion, based at Freetown, sent a detachment for service in German Cameroons. 2nd Battalion saw much service in the West and East African campaigns and then went to Palestine in September The so called “Great War” or World War I, covering the four years of to , began in central Europe in . Full text of "History of the first West India regiment" See other formats.