Euton Christian

Euton Christian

profiles 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 a short spell of training on the island, he and other volunteers sailed for...
John Richards

John Richards

pioneers Like many young Jamaican men of his day, John obtained contract work on USA farms. This began in 1945 when he was 19 years old, but on hearing of Empire Windrush’s one-way fare of £28.10s to England, it was an offer that could not be refused. John enjoyed the...
Peter Dielhenn

Peter Dielhenn

pioneers Peter Dielhenn was born in London in 1929. He developed an interest in ships because of his brother who was in the Royal Navy and his uncle who was a chief baker on a ship during the Second World War. Peter was employed on his first ship, Empire Windrush, in...
Maurice Hudson

Maurice Hudson

profiles Born in Cuba in 1919, Maurice spent his early years there at a time when schooling for Black children was rear. So his parent moved to Jamaica when he five years of age, and life was better. His father’s mother was Margaret Garvey, the brother of the famous...
Sam King MBE

Sam King MBE

pioneers Born in Jamaica in 1926, Samuel King worked with his father on the family farm with every intention of eventually taking over after his dad retired. When war was declared, he was a schoolboy interested in everything that was going on in Britain and Europe. In...