The Caribbean’s Great War is a Heritage

The Caribbean’s Great War is a Heritage 

 The West India Committee was the heart of the Caribbean’s war effort in Britain and in 1915 established the West Indian Contingent Committee in response to the British Government’s decision to raise a West Indian army. 

The records held by the Committee provide a rare insight into the Caribbean’s role in the First World War, and much of what is now available has not been seen for a century. As a part of the project, a temporary exhibition has been put on at the Museum of London Docklands which features a Roll of Honour to the British West Indies Regiment. The exhibition is housed in the London, Sugar and Slavery gallery at the Museum of London Docklands and runs from 6 November 2015 – 2 May 2016.