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Dr J.S. Risien Russell
Celebrating Caribbean Neurologist Dr J.S. Risien Russell (1863 – 1939) and his outstanding contribution to the health and well-being of people in Britain.

Dr J.S. Risien Russell

Published on September 30th, 2015 | by Arthur Torrington

Celebrating Caribbean Neurologist Dr J.S. Risien Russell (1863 – 1939) and his outstanding contribution to the health and well-being of people in Britain... Read More


Euton Christian

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Euton Christian

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by admin

Euton was born in Jamaica and volunteered to fight for Britain in 1944, at the age of 20. Many of his friends had already signed up, and he did not want to be left behind. After [&hellip... Read More


Al Gibson

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Al Gibson

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by admin

Al was born in Cuba 1925, but grew up in Jamaica. He volunteered for service in the Royal Air Force in 1944 after seeing an advertisement in the Gleaner inviting men to volunteer for service in [&hellip... Read More


Nurvin McKoy

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Nurvin McKoy

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by admin

Nurvin was born in Belize City, British Honduras (now Belize) in 1926. His father served the British Army in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) during World War 1, and then there was an appeal for Royal Air Force [&hellip... Read More


Norma Best

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Norma Best

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by admin

In 1944, Britain appealed to her colonies for assistance and one of the smallest was British Honduras ( now Belize)  responded. Norma Best (nee Leacock) was among those who volunteered. She was 20 at the time. [&hellip... Read More


Harold Sinson

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Harold Sinson

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by admin

Harold was 18 years of age when war as declared in 1939. Hw was working at a foundry in British Guiana (now Guyana) as an engineering fitter and one day in 1943 his friend who worked [&hellip... Read More


Arthur Curling

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Arthur Curling

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by admin

In 1944, when the British government advertised in Jamaica for volunteers for the Royal Air Force against Germany, Arthur Curling answered the call. He was not yet 16 years of age at the time, but passed the test and enlisted. He recalled, [&hellip... Read More


Arthur Leign

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Arthur Leigh

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by admin

Arthur was 22 years old when he answered the call from the Royal Air Force to volunteer to fight the Nazis in World War II. He had been employed as a clerk in Jamaica, but felt [&hellip... Read More


Lauren Phillpotts

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Lauren Phillpotts

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by admin

Laurent Phillpotts was born in Jamaica in 1923. He had been a trainee linotype operator at the Gleaner before volunteering for service in the Royal Air Force in1943.  After three months training at a camp on [&hellip... Read More


Connie Mark

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Connie Mark

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by admin

Born and brought up in Kingston with her sister, mother and father, Connie Mark (nee McDonald) was 16 when World War Two was declared. At the age of 21 she joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), [&hellip... Read More


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