Doctor. Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (his birth date may have been the 9th of July 1873). He won a scholarship in 1892, which paid for his passage to Britain, where he studied in Edinburgh and G...
Person, Medicine, Nationalism, Caribbean Islands, Scotland
Born in Jamaica circa 1742/3 with the name 'Quashey' (a common name for male slaves). He was brought to England by his owner, Colonel Richard Bathhurst, and was sent to school in Yorkshire and then...
Person, Race Issues, Friend / family, Caribbean Islands
Lead vocalist with the Southern Syncopated Orchestra. Born in Barbados, he joined the orchestra initially as a banjo player. He died with seven other members of the band in the sinking of the SS Ro...
Person, Music / songs, Caribbean Islands
Singer. Born in the Jubilee Hospital, Kingston, Jamaica. A child prodigy, he was known as the 'Michael Jackson' of Reggae'. His prolific output of eighty albums covered reggae, lovers' rock and dan...
Aviator. Born Alan John Cobham in Camberwell. He joined the Royal Flying Corps in World War I, and went on to become the first test pilot for the de Havilland Aeroplane Hire Service. In 1932 he sta...
Person, Aviation, Caribbean Islands
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