Event Date and time: Saturday 17th June 2017 | 14:00 – 15:30
Venue details: The National Archives | Bessant Dr Kew | TW9 4DU
Organisers: The National Archives
Event website: Forgotten servicemen: West Africa and the First World War
Event cost: Free
Talk and Document Display
Thousands of colonial subjects from Africa fought on behalf of the Allied Powers in the First World War. British West Africans were recruited to serve in the West African campaigns and West African residents in Britain took up the call to arms.
However, the contribution of West Africa to the war remains largely overlooked. This event examines the neglected history of these servicemen in the First World War.