5/4th Battalion, King's African Rifles

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5/4th Battalion, King's African Rifles
Years active:
Country: Uganda
Service: British Imperial Forces
Branch: King's African Rifles (British Imperial Forces)
Type: Infantry
Specific type: Infantry battalion
Full size: 1000
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Name1: 5th Battalion 4th Regiment King's African Rifles
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Alternate names: 5/4th KAR
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For more information on what infobox fields mean, see documentation at military unit, command structure and theatre of war.
Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Parent unit: 4th Regiment King's African Rifles
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Theatre of war
Theatre name: East and West Africa
Date entered: 01/09/1918
Date left: 30/11/1918

Personal narratives

John Bruce Cairnie

Lieutenant John Bruce Cairnie kept diaries while serving with these units:

Related media

Official sources

Unit war diaries

  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/5369/7 (01/09/1918–30/11/1918)

Unit histories

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Other sources


This page contains data imported from the UK National Archives Discovery catalogue, licensed under Open Government Licence v2.0.