King's African Rifles

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King's African Rifles
Years active: 1902 –
Country: British East Africa, Nyasaland, Sudan, Tanganyika, Uganda, Zanzibar
Service: British Imperial Forces
Branch: King's African Rifles (British Imperial Forces)
Type: Infantry
Specific type: Infantry regiment (administrative)
Full size: None
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Created: 1902. 
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Alternate names: KAR
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Subordinate unit: 1/1st Battalion King's African Rifles
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Subordinate unit: 1/2nd Battalion King's African Rifles
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Subordinate unit: 1/4th Battalion King's African Rifles
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Subordinate unit: 1/5th Battalion King's African Rifles
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Subordinate unit: 2nd Regiment King's African Rifles
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Personal narratives[edit]

Related media[edit]

William James Clachan[edit]

Captain

Photograph Album of King's African Rifles, 1916-1917, photographed by Captain William James Clachan (Service Nos BR 37/1638, NZEF 10/316), Alexander Turnbull Library (PA1-O-097)

Photograph Album of King's African Rifles at Zomba, 1917-1918, photographed by Captain William James Clachan (Service Nos BR 37/1638, NZEF 10/316), Alexander Turnbull Library (PA1-o-098)

Official sources[edit]

Unit war diaries[edit]

None. Administrative organisations did not keep war diaries because they had no operational role.

See descendant unit pages for their war diaries.


Unit histories[edit]

  • Bodleian Library, Oxford, MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (197) (Boxes 12-14): papers of Lieutenant-Colonel H. Moyse-Bartlett, the official historian of the King's African Rifles.

Other official documents[edit]

  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 106/24, inspection reports, 1902-14
  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): CO 623, register of Colonial Office correspondence about the King's African Rifles.
  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): CO 624, Colonial Office register of out-letters about the King's African Rifles.

Medal rolls[edit]

Campaign medal rolls at the UK National Archives.

Medal Officers Other ranks
1914 Star
1914-15 Star WO 329/2956 WO 329/2938
British War and Victory medals WO 329/2305 WO 329/2341, WO 329/2342, WO 329/2360, WO 329/2363, WO 329/2364, WO 329/2365
Territorial Force War Medal

Other sources[edit]

  • Wikipedia:King's African Rifles
  • King's African Rifles page at regiments.org (archived)
  • Lloyd Jones, W (1926). K.A.R., being an unofficial history of the origins and activities of the King's African Rifles. London: Arrowsmith. 
  • Moyse-Bartlett, Hubert (1956). The King's African Rifles: a study in the military history of East and Central Africa, 1890-1945. Aldershot: Gale and Polden. 
  • Parsons, Timothy H. (2000). The African rank-and-file: social implications of colonial military service in the King's African Rifles 1902-1964. Oxford: J. Currey. ISBN 0852556373. 
  • Page, Malcolm (1997). A history of the King's African Rifles and East African forces. London: Leo Cooper. ISBN 0850525381. 

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This page contains data imported from the UK National Archives Discovery catalogue, licensed under Open Government Licence v2.0.