4th King's African Rifles

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4th King's African Rifles
Years active: 1902 –
Country: Uganda
Service: British colonial forces
Type: Infantry
Specific type: Infantry battalion
Full size: 1,000
Sources for overview:
Created: 1902. 
Sources for created:
Alternate names: 4th KAR, Uganda battalion
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Sources for disbanded:
For more information on what infobox fields mean, see documentation at military unit, command structure and theatre of war.
Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Parent unit: King's African Rifles
Parent level:
Start date: 1902
End date:

Personal narratives[edit]

Harold S. Pinder[edit]

Bodleian Library, Oxford, MSS Afr. s. 1715 (215*) (Box 15) is a collection of photostats of letters sent home by Harold Pinder (later a brigadier) while serving in this battalion in 1913-1914. (The catalogue description says the original letters are held by the Imperial War Museum, but where are they in the IWM catalogue?)

Related media[edit]

  • Imperial War Museum Q 67818: photo of men of this battalion with a wounded German askari soldier.
  • Imperial War Museum Q 67820: photo of an officer of this battalion handing over medical stores to the Germans under a flag of truce.

Official Sources[edit]

Unit war diaries[edit]

No war diaries exist for this unit. This could be because:

  • units and formations were only required to keep official war diaries when operating in a theatre of war.
  • war diaries were created but no longer survive.
  • some unit pages on this site that represent groups of formation troops don't correspond to a unit or staff department that kept war diaries.

Unit histories[edit]

Other official documents[edit]

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