June 29, 2022

Sergeants of the British West India Regiment

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By Maproom From The British Empire

This photograph shows the Sergeants of the British West India Regiment in Palestine during World War One. It is interesting as it shows a regiment in transition as the white faces are joined by a significant number of black ones. Black soldiers were prevented from becoming officers so NCO ranks were the highest that black Caribbean soldiers could attain.

Image courtesy of Caribbean History Archive

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