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Black Soldiers in World War I

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    Bulaya (deceased)
    Bulaya aka Samson Jackson, was a Northern Rhodesian (Zambian) who went to England with Sir Stewart Gore Browne in 1915. He joined the Middlesex Regiment, fighting in France and Palestine. He is mention...
  • Pvt. Jimmie Dellums (1892 - 1941)
    Jim (Jimmie) Dellums served in the Company A, 404th Service Battalion from September 26, 1918 until June 26, 1919. He reenlisted on June 27, 1919 as a Private in Company J, 25th U.S. Infantry Regiment ...
  • John E. Bell (1896 - 1972)
    Ida remarried three times after Lewis died. Her second marriage ended before 1924. On July 8, 1924 she married James Ammons, who died in 1926. In December 1929 she married John Bell. However, the famil...
  • Andrew Albert Hamilton (1894 - 1960)
    Pvt. 5 Company 164 Depot Brigade World War I.
  • Charles Spurgeon Johnson (1893 - 1956)
    Wikipedia Charles Spurgeon Johnson (July 24, 1893 – October 27, 1956) was an American sociologist and college administrator, the first black president of historically black Fisk University, and a lif...

Black soldiers served in the First World War, just as they served in the Civil War (on both sides), and the Spanish American War.

The war started in 1914 and ended in 1918, mostly in Europe, but also spread to the Far East and Africa. The United States did not get involved until 1917, when president Woodrow Wilson declared war on Germany.

  • My wife's great uncle, Willie B. Daniel, served in this war.
  • Thomas Pridgett - singer "Ma" Rainey's brother