How many members of the British West India Regiment were killed or injured during ww1?

How many members of the British West India Regiment were killed or injured during ww1?

In total, 15,600 men served in the Regiment, two thirds from Jamaica; CWGC records the deaths of 1390 men of the regiment in the Great War period. Just over sixty are buried in the UK, with another 58 commemorated on the Hollybrook memorial in Southampton after dying at sea.

How many West Indian soldiers fought in ww1?

In total, 16,000 soldiers were recruited in the West Indies along with 4,500 volunteers who were also sent to the war. Whilst Britain was more than happy to accept these men from the West Indies, they were far more opposed to using black African soldiers on European battlefields.

How many Indian soldiers died in First World war?

74,187 Indian soldiers
Over one million Indian troops served overseas, of whom 62,000 died and another 67,000 were wounded. In total at least 74,187 Indian soldiers died during the war.

How many Indian soldiers died in ww1 and ww2?

Deaths by Country

Country Military Deaths Total Civilian and Military Deaths
India 87,000 1,500,000-2,500,000
Italy 301,400 457,000
Japan 2,120,000 2,600,000-3,100,000
Korea 378,000-473,000

Where was the West India Regiment during World War 1?

West India Regiment during WW1. WORLD WAR ONE. On the outbreak of war in August 1914 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.

Who was in the British West Indies regiment?

Photo courtesy Australian War Memorial. In addition to the BWIR, the West Indies contributed men through the West India Regiment (WIR), which consisted mainly of black African soldiers. The WIR had existed since 1795 and served Britain until 1927, when it was disbanded for economic reasons.

Are there any West Indian soldiers in the British Army?

The National Army Museum has worked closely with British Caribbean communities to re-examine the contributions of West Indian soldiers to British military history. At one of our community workshops, we showed a 200-year-old regimental colour of the 4th West India Regiment.

When did the West India Regiment come to Jamaica?

POST WAR. With the foundation of Federation of the West Indies in 1958 it was decided to raise the West India Regiment once more. Jamaican troops formed the main volume of the 1st Battalion. The 2nd and 3rd Battalions formed by 1960.