The sacrifices made by over 15,000 British West Indians who volunteered to serve under British Imperial Command, joining fellow West Indians and other members of the Commonwealth family have largely been ignored in accounts of World War 1.
The following links provides details of how on the 19th September 1918 an opportunity arose for the British West Indian Regiment to change the course of the War.
General Chaytor under the command of General Allenby saw the potential of these West Indian soldiers and used them as infantrymen. Details of decorations won and battle honours awarded are also listed. By contrast those who were sent to fight in Europe were used as labourers. (Their story will be told later)
Once again Britain called and they answered
They fought and died for us
But who’s fighting for them