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            National Heroes Park - History‘s Greatest                                      War Meoriel Jamaic, Jamaica -New York

https://historygreatest.com/national-heroes-park                          https://www.tracesofwar.com/sights/68957/War-Memorial-Jamaican                                                                                                                                                                               

In times of war many people are sent to the front line, often without the necessary tools or equipment. When it comes to the victory days and praise some are no where to be seen, yes, missing from the headlines or even the fine print. 

Many Caribbean men and women left the warmth of their shores, mostly with the thought of helping to support or defend Britain during WW1 & WW2. For the most recent, WW2, they arrived in Britain, often with the inner feeling of joy of setting foot on ‘Mother Country’ the promise land. 

Some were lumber jacks in Scotland, others were engineers, tradesmen of some sort, but many were military who donned the Kings’s uniform or whatever clothing that enable them to carry out their duties. 

It is widely believed that the following Caribbean Colonies supplied Service men and women as follows: 

Men:

Bahamas - 493

Barbados - 811

British Guiana - 686

British Honduras - 528

Grenada - 441

Jamaica - 9,977

Leeward Islands (Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat) - 225

St Lucia- 354

St Vincent - 305

Trinidad and Tobago - 1,438. 

Total 15,204

Women:

80 Women Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) 

30 Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS)

A Jamaican woman serving in the British Army

https://blog.siennaliving.ca/a-jamaican-woman-serving-in-the-british-army

 Known surviving Jamaicans of WW2 Veterans:

Mr Albert Jarrett - England 

Mr Alan Wilmot - England 

Mr Neil Flanigan MBE - England 

Mr Tony Daley - England

Mr Delisser Barnard - England

 

Contents

1. Commonwealth War Graves Commission

http://media.cwgc.org/media/463421/country-report-jamaica.pdf

2. A daughter’s mission to honour her Father and the men of WW2

http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/daughter%E2%80%99s-mission-honour-her-father-and-men-ww2

3. Canada‘s first Black Naval Commander is a Jamaican

https://iamajamaican.net/news/2016/03/paul-smith-first-black-naval-commander-canada/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Jamaican