British West Indies Regiment

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This page was initially automatically created using data from series WO 95 (official war diaries) in the UK National Archives Discovery catalogue. It is not guaranteed to be complete or accurate. You can edit this page to make it more useful. Please help to improve the page by adding or correcting facts, and citing reliable sources.


British West Indies Regiment
Years active: 3/11/1915–
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Service: British colonial forces
Branch: unknown
Type: Infantry
Specific type: Infantry regiment (administrative)
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Created: 3/11/1915. Authorised as a corps by Royal Warrant, to be recruited 'from contingents of the inhabitants of the West India Islands' enlisted in the UK.[1] Subsequently listed among Overseas Contingents in the Monthly Army List.
Alternate names: BWIR
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Relationship type: Affiliation
Parent unit: Warley Infantry Record Office, UK
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Subordinate unit: 1st Battalion British West Indies Regiment
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Subordinate unit: 2nd Battalion British West Indies Regiment
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Subordinate unit: 3rd Battalion British West Indies Regiment
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Subordinate unit: 4th Battalion British West Indies Regiment
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Subordinate unit: 5th Battalion British West Indies Regiment
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Subordinate unit: 6th Battalion British West Indies Regiment
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Subordinate unit: 7th Battalion British West Indies Regiment
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Subordinate unit: 8th Battalion British West Indies Regiment
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Subordinate unit: 9th Battalion British West Indies Regiment
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Subordinate unit: 10th Battalion British West Indies Regiment
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Subordinate unit: 11th Battalion British West Indies Regiment
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Personal narratives[edit]

Related media[edit]

Official sources[edit]

Unit war diaries[edit]

These war diaries need moving to battalion pages:

  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/5318 (01/07/1916–30/11/1916)
  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/5370 (01/12/1916–28/02/1918)
  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/4262 (01/01/1918–31/01/1919)
  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/4262 (01/01/1918–31/01/1919)
  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/5318 (01/03/1918–30/09/1918)


Unit histories[edit]

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Medal rolls[edit]

Campaign medal rolls at the UK National Archives.

Medal Officers Other ranks
1914 Star none none
1914-15 Star none none
British War and Victory medals WO 329/2303 WO 329/2326, WO 329/2327, WO 329/2373
Territorial Force War Medal WO 329/3272 none


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References[edit]

  1. Army Order 4 of 1916; Army Order 5 of 1916
This page contains data imported from the UK National Archives Discovery catalogue, licensed under Open Government Licence v2.0.