July 2020

A missionary visit to Abunerek Military Grave, Nigeria of Colour Sjt Francis in 1970 courtesy of CWGC.

A collection of papers in English on Portugal’s involvement in the war in Africa (conference proceedings 2016).

A list of Portuguese who died during the Great War is online. Their names and links have been added to the GWAA In memory lists.

The Families in British India Society have compiled a list of links which relate to the First World War including Africa.

German artwork on German East Africa.

The Frontiersmen’s Lorry – East Africa

An account by PK Gautam of India’s involvement in East Africa.

The British Library has a useful sheet on India Office records – to find World War 1 Africa material requires patient searching, this sheet might help.

Commonwealth War Graves have a podcast on their African cemeteries.

Database of Europeans in East Africa – useful for dates and references to war service. Searching is only by name.

There was a problem with last month’s RFC article – not sure what happened there (apologies), but I found this blog on Airwar1914-1918 which has a few mentions of German East Africa (1st entry is at the end of the blog).

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