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*[[East Africa]] for general information about British African regiments such as the King's African Rifles, and  the East African Mounted Rifles.
 
*[[East Africa]] for general information about British African regiments such as the King's African Rifles, and  the East African Mounted Rifles.
  
==Regimental and Corps Histories==
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==Regimental and Corps histories==
 
*''History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery : the Forgotten Fronts and the Home Base 1914-18'' by Sir Martin Farndale 1988. Available at the [[British Library]] UIN: BLL01008145796
 
*''History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery : the Forgotten Fronts and the Home Base 1914-18'' by Sir Martin Farndale 1988. Available at the [[British Library]] UIN: BLL01008145796
*''History of the Corps of Royal Engineers  Volume VII: Campaigns in Mesopotamia and East Africa, and the inter-war period, 1918-38'' edited by H.L. Pritchard  1952. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01008913272 . Also available from the Institution of Royal Engineers (InstRE), as a book or part of  a CD-ROM.<ref>[https://www.instre.org/pages/publications/books-for-sale/corps-history.php Corps History] and [https://www.instre.org/pages/publications/current-publications/corps-history-cd-rom.php Corps History CD-ROM]  The Institution of Royal Engineers (InstRE)</ref>
 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://archive.org/stream/medicalservicesg04macp#page/n3/mode/2up  ''History of the Great War: Medical Services: General History, Volume IV''] by G W Macpherson 1924.  Includes  East Africa.  Archive.org
 
*[http://archive.org/stream/medicalservicesg04macp#page/n3/mode/2up  ''History of the Great War: Medical Services: General History, Volume IV''] by G W Macpherson 1924.  Includes  East Africa.  Archive.org
 
:Transcribed reports by Dr W W Pike on the medical services in East Africa in the [http://gweaa.com/medical-project/medical-archive/ Medical Archive] gweaa.com. Includes British East Africa and German East Africa, the latter publication is titled ''Report On Medical And Sanitary Matters In German East Africa 1917'', published 1918.
 
:Transcribed reports by Dr W W Pike on the medical services in East Africa in the [http://gweaa.com/medical-project/medical-archive/ Medical Archive] gweaa.com. Includes British East Africa and German East Africa, the latter publication is titled ''Report On Medical And Sanitary Matters In German East Africa 1917'', published 1918.
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*[https://www.nzsappers.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Corps-History-Vol-07.pdf ''History of the Corps of Royal Engineers, Volume VII: Campaigns in Mesopotamia and East Africa, and the inter-war period, 1918-38''] edited by H.L. Pritchard, published 1952.  nzsappers.org.nz
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:[http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24628 "Inland Waterways and Docks, Royal Engineers in War Time, with special reference to the mystery port of Richborough (Lecture & Discussion)"] by Captain  A E Battle, RE  ''Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers'' 1923-1924, pages 104-116.  Includes  Inland Water Transport in Mesopotamia, and brief mention of other theatres of war  Egypt, Salonika, East Africa, Italy  and Northern Russia.  Melbourne University Digital Collection.
 
* ''The Royal Army Service Corps: A History of Transport and Supply in the British Army, Volume II''  by Colonel R H Beadon 1931.  [https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.284463  Archive.org version], mirror from Digital Library of India. Includes the First World War period, with a chapter on  East Africa.
 
* ''The Royal Army Service Corps: A History of Transport and Supply in the British Army, Volume II''  by Colonel R H Beadon 1931.  [https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.284463  Archive.org version], mirror from Digital Library of India. Includes the First World War period, with a chapter on  East Africa.
 
**There are two known ASC MT Driver memoirs.<ref>
 
**There are two known ASC MT Driver memoirs.<ref>
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*[https://archive.org/details/warinairbeingsto03rale ''War in the Air: being the story of the part played  in the Great War by the Royal Air Force, Volume III''] by H A Jones  1931  Archive.org. Part of the series "History of the Great War based on Official Documents". Includes German East Africa.
 
*[https://archive.org/details/warinairbeingsto03rale ''War in the Air: being the story of the part played  in the Great War by the Royal Air Force, Volume III''] by H A Jones  1931  Archive.org. Part of the series "History of the Great War based on Official Documents". Includes German East Africa.
 
*"An Airman’s Experiences in East Africa" by Leo Walmsley. ''Blackwood’s Magazine'', no 206-207 July 1919-June 1920 Archive.org. [https://archive.org/stream/blackwoodsmagazi206edinuoft#page/632/mode/2up Page 633], [https://archive.org/stream/blackwoodsmagazi206edinuoft#page/788/mode/2up page 788], [https://archive.org/stream/blackwoodsmagaz207edinuoft#page/52/mode/2up page 53], [https://archive.org/stream/blackwoodsmagaz207edinuoft#page/188/mode/2up page 189].
 
*"An Airman’s Experiences in East Africa" by Leo Walmsley. ''Blackwood’s Magazine'', no 206-207 July 1919-June 1920 Archive.org. [https://archive.org/stream/blackwoodsmagazi206edinuoft#page/632/mode/2up Page 633], [https://archive.org/stream/blackwoodsmagazi206edinuoft#page/788/mode/2up page 788], [https://archive.org/stream/blackwoodsmagaz207edinuoft#page/52/mode/2up page 53], [https://archive.org/stream/blackwoodsmagaz207edinuoft#page/188/mode/2up page 189].
:The accounts appear to be extracts from the book ''Flying and Sport in East Africa'', by Leo Walmsley1920, available to those in North America, etc on [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009013492 Hathi Trust Digital Library]
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:The accounts appear to be extracts from the book ''Flying and Sport in East Africa'', by Leo Walmsley 1920, available to those in North America, etc on [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009013492 Hathi Trust Digital Library]
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/warinafrica1914100onei#page/n11/mode/2up ''The War in Africa, 1914-1917, and in the Far East, 1914''] by H C O’Neil 1918 Archive.org
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/warinafrica1914100onei#page/n11/mode/2up ''The War in Africa, 1914-1917, and in the Far East, 1914''] by H C O’Neil 1918 Archive.org
 
*[https://archive.org/details/britishcampaigns00dane ''British Campaigns in Africa and the Pacific, 1914-1918''] by Edmund Dane 1919 Archive.org
 
*[https://archive.org/details/britishcampaigns00dane ''British Campaigns in Africa and the Pacific, 1914-1918''] by Edmund Dane 1919 Archive.org
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*[https://archive.org/details/storyoflionhuntw00wienrich ''The story of a lion hunt; with some of the hunter's military adventures during the war''] by Arnold Weinholt, late Intelligence Corps [British East Africa] 1922 Archive.org
 
*[https://archive.org/details/storyoflionhuntw00wienrich ''The story of a lion hunt; with some of the hunter's military adventures during the war''] by Arnold Weinholt, late Intelligence Corps [British East Africa] 1922 Archive.org
 
*"Eighteen Months Shore Service in German East Africa" by Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander Cecil G Sprague R N. [https://archive.org/stream/JRNMSVOL5Images/JRNMS_VOL_5#page/n247/mode/2up Pages 184-192] and [https://archive.org/stream/JRNMSVOL5Images/JRNMS_VOL_5#page/n397/mode/2up pages 306-316] ''Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service'', Volume 5 1919 Archive.org
 
*"Eighteen Months Shore Service in German East Africa" by Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander Cecil G Sprague R N. [https://archive.org/stream/JRNMSVOL5Images/JRNMS_VOL_5#page/n247/mode/2up Pages 184-192] and [https://archive.org/stream/JRNMSVOL5Images/JRNMS_VOL_5#page/n397/mode/2up pages 306-316] ''Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service'', Volume 5 1919 Archive.org
*[http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24628 "Inland Waterways and Docks, Royal Engineers in War Time, with special reference to the mystery port of Richborough (Lecture & Discussion)"] by Captain  A E Battle, RE  ''Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers'' 1923-1924, pages 104-116.  Includes  Inland Water Transport in Mesopotamia, and brief mention of other theatres of war  Egypt, Salonika, East Africa, Italy  and Northern Russia.  Melbourne University Digital Collection.
 
 
*From  ''The Motor Cycle'' Archive.org
 
*From  ''The Motor Cycle'' Archive.org
 
**[https://archive.org/stream/motorcycle17lond_/motorcycle17lond#page/n330/mode/1up "Despatch Carrying in the Jungle"] page 203, Volume 17, September 16, 1916 .  
 
**[https://archive.org/stream/motorcycle17lond_/motorcycle17lond#page/n330/mode/1up "Despatch Carrying in the Jungle"] page 203, Volume 17, September 16, 1916 .  

Latest revision as of 12:01, 7 November 2019

Sixth Avenue Nairobi, British East Africa c 1915 sent by John Flatman who was probably in British East Africa with the Indian Army

Also Includes some other regions of Africa.

FIBIS resources

Also see

  • East Africa for general information about British African regiments such as the King's African Rifles, and the East African Mounted Rifles.

Regimental and Corps histories

  • History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery : the Forgotten Fronts and the Home Base 1914-18 by Sir Martin Farndale 1988. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01008145796

External links

"Somaliland 1920: The Final Campaign against the “Mad Mullah”". Includes Indian Army troops.
Introduction; Part I. 17 January - 24 May 1916; Part 2. 25 May - 17 September 1916; Part 3.
 18 September 1916 - 26 February 1917

Photographs

  • Photo page from On Call In Africa 1910-1932 Dr Norman Parsons Jewell in Seychelles and East Africa. Scroll down for a link to the photographs on the Mary Evans Picture Library, including WW1 war photos which commence image 25, page 3, or direct link. Catalogue details for the photographs. Dr Norman Parsons Jewell served as a Medical Officer with the British Army East African Medical Service throughout the First World War in East Africa and was awarded the Military Cross.

Maps

Historical books online

Contents page viii; General Index page 583; Index to Arms, Formations and Units page 597; Maps at end of book, after page 603.
See below for the one despatch for Rhodesia, and one for East Africa.
Transcribed reports by Dr W W Pike on the medical services in East Africa in the Medical Archive gweaa.com. Includes British East Africa and German East Africa, the latter publication is titled Report On Medical And Sanitary Matters In German East Africa 1917, published 1918.
"Inland Waterways and Docks, Royal Engineers in War Time, with special reference to the mystery port of Richborough (Lecture & Discussion)" by Captain A E Battle, RE Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers 1923-1924, pages 104-116. Includes Inland Water Transport in Mesopotamia, and brief mention of other theatres of war Egypt, Salonika, East Africa, Italy and Northern Russia. Melbourne University Digital Collection.
Other Indian Army regimental histories see 101st Grenadiers- service in East Africa, including Tanga;
Three Years of War In East Africa 1919. Archive.org version, mirror from Digital Library of India. Although the author is catalogued as Captain F R Sedgwick, the title page shows the author to be Captain Angus Buchanan, 25th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, (the Legion of Frontiersmen). Also available World Digital Library a project of the U.S. Library of Congress, which has better images.
"Jambo," or, With Jannie in the Jungle; 30 East African Sketches by A W Lloyd, [Captain Arthur Wynell Lloyd M.C, 25th Bn Royal Fusiliers (Frontiersmen)] [cartoonist] c 1917-1920s Archive.org. Jannie is Jan Christian Smuts.
Life of Frederick Courtenay Selous, D.S.O., Capt. 25th Royal Fusiliers by J G Millais 1919 Archive.org. Includes two chapters on the East African Campaign.
"Beho Chini" [Bweho Chini] by ‘Ba-Ture’ page 324 Blackwood’s Magazine, no 203 January-June 1918. Archive.org. Nigerians in German East Africa
"A Nigerian Column" by ‘Ba-Ture’ page 779 Blackwood’s Magazine, no 203 January-June 1918. Archive.org.
The accounts appear to be extracts from the book Flying and Sport in East Africa, by Leo Walmsley 1920, available to those in North America, etc on Hathi Trust Digital Library
"Humours of the East African Campaign" [cont] by “A. E. M. M.”, page 504, April 1919, The Wide World: the magazine for everybody, Volume 42. Poor quality digital file.
Reports on the treatment by the Germans of British prisoners and natives in German East Africa … Presented to both Houses of Parliament September 1917 Archive.org
British civilian prisoners in German East Africa; a report by the Government Committee on the Treatment by the Enemy of British Prisoners of War 1918. Archive.org
  • The Great War in Africa, 1914-1918 by Byron Farwell 1986 Archive.org Lending Library.
  • The Kenya Gazette Issues from 1899. (broken range). There is a small scrolling bar, located underneath the images of the title pages, which enables you to scroll the volumes available. There appear to be no editions for 1916, however issues for the other WW1 years are available. There is a Search facility for all issues. Google Books
The Kenya Gazette is an official publication of the government of the Republic of Kenya. It contains notices of new legislation, notices required to be published by law or policy as well as other announcements that are published for general public information. It is published every week, usually on Friday, with occasional releases of special or supplementary editions within the week.

South-West Africa Campaign

The South-West Africa Campaign was the conquest and occupation of German South West Africa (Namibia) by forces from the Union of South Africa acting on behalf of the British Government at the beginning of the First World War.

Togoland and the Cameroons

Fiction

References

  1. Gardenerbill. MT Driver Memoir Is there one? Great War Forum 19 January 2015 et al. There is mention of East Africa by Motor Lorry by W W Campbell [William Wallace] and With the Motor Transport in British East Africa by Sgt. William. E. W. Terrell . Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  2. Taking Tanganyika: Experiences of an Intelligence Officer 1914-1918 by Christopher J. Thornhill. Naval & Military Press.
  3. athelstan. In German Gaols Great War Forum 22 April 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2018.