BWIR

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AcronymDefinition
BWIRBarry-Wehmiller International Resources
BWIRBritish West Indies Regiment (est. 1915; UK)
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Horner, a white padre serving with the British West Indies Regiment, who rather romantically described the friendships that developed between West Indian men and French civilians, Barry's encounter allows the breadth of possibility of colonial encounters to be established.
West Indian is used here to describe the nationality of these men; the British West Indies Regiment included men from Jamaica, the Bahamas and the other British West Indian colonies but no discrepancy is made between them.
Lucians enrolled in the British West Indies Regiment, many more struggled to grow bananas.
The sources reveal that most Bahamian Garveyites, for instance, actually lived in Miami; Veterans from the British West Indies Regiment (BWIR) founded Barbados' first UNIA branch; and Bermuda's most prominent organizer was Antiguan.
Much of this change in attitude was due to outrage over treatment soldiers in the British West Indies Regiment received during and after their service, including lower pay, shorter leave periods, and slower demobilization than their white counterparts.
During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Garrison was the headquarters for members of the British West Indies Regiment in Barbados.
In 1915 the British West Indies Regiment was made up of 15,200 men from the Caribbean, two thirds of whom were from Jamaica.
PREPARED: Soldiers from the British West Indies regiment in northern France in September 1916
During the First World War more than 15,000 West Indian volunteers enlisted in the British West Indies Regiment, battalions from which served in France, Palestine, Egypt and Italy.
The documentary was the first examination of the British West Indies Regiment (B.
Between 1939 and 1945 around 372,000 Africans fought for the UKIn 1915 the British West Indies Regiment was made up of 15,200 men from the Caribbean, two thirds of whom were from Jamaica.
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