King's African Rifles

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King's African Rifles
Years active: 1902–
Country:
Service: British colonial forces
Branch: unknown
Type: Infantry
Specific type: Infantry regiment (administrative)
Full size: none
Created: 1902. 
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Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Subordinate unit: 1st King's African Rifles
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Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Subordinate unit: 1/1st King's African Rifles
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Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Subordinate unit: 3/1st King's African Rifles
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Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Subordinate unit: 1/2nd King's African Rifles
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Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Subordinate unit: 2/2nd King's African Rifles
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Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Subordinate unit: 3/2nd King's African Rifles
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Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Subordinate unit: 3rd King's African Rifles
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Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Subordinate unit: 1/3rd King's African Rifles
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Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Subordinate unit: 2/3rd King's African Rifles
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Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Subordinate unit: 3/3rd King's African Rifles
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Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Subordinate unit: 4th King's African Rifles
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Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Subordinate unit: 1/4th King's African Rifles
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Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Subordinate unit: 2/4th King's African Rifles
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Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Subordinate unit: 3/4th King's African Rifles
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Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Subordinate unit: 4/4th King's African Rifles
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Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Subordinate unit: 5/4th King's African Rifles
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Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Subordinate unit: 2/6th King's African Rifles
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Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Subordinate unit: 1/7th 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]


References[edit]


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