Arab Rifles

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Arab Rifles
Years active:
Country: Yemen, British East Africa
Service: British colonial forces
Type: Infantry
Specific type: Infantry battalion
Full size: 1,000
Sources for overview:
Created: Recruited from Arab men from Yemen working in British East Africa.
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Alternate names:
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For more information on what infobox fields mean, see documentation at military unit, command structure and theatre of war.
Theatre of war
Theatre name: East and West Africa
Date entered:
Date left:

Personal narratives[edit]

Related media[edit]

  • Imperial War Museum, Q 15527: photo of Arab Rifles in Dar-es-Salaam.

Official Sources[edit]

Unit war diaries[edit]

  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/5370 (March 1915–April 1915)
  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/5334 (February 1917–April 1917)
  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/5370 (April 1917–February 1918)

Unit histories[edit]

Other official documents[edit]

  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 329/2939, 1914-1915 Star medal roll.

Other sources[edit]