September 2023

The next GWAA conference will be in London, at the Africa Centre in Southwark, on Saturday 18 November 2023, 10am-3.30pm. This is the day before the next Britannia Medal fair for anyone interested, the week after the Armistice weekend and the week before the end of the war in Zambia.
The fee for attending is £32.00 to cover costs, which includes refreshments and a light lunch.
To book your place, you can make a payment to (or email me for other means of registering/paying). If you would like to present a paper on any aspect of the First World War in Africa, please email me with details by 20 October 2023. Hope to see you there. For people unable to travel but still interested in attending, please let me know so we can make arrangements.

Funding has been obtained to digitise records in Kenya concerning the war. You can see more at

The National Archives, UK, has an education resource on Bulaya Chanda. He left Zambia with Stuart Gore-Brown in July 1914, arriving in Britain after war broke out. Bulaya served on the Western Front as Samson Jackson, becoming a showman in Britain after the war under the name Chief Luale.

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