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Title:The World War One service of Jacob Dosoo Amenyah of Ada
Authors:Amenyah, Jacob DosooISNI
Lawler, NancyISNI
Wilks, IvorISNI
Year:2009
Periodical:Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana (ISSN 0855-191X)
Issue:12
Pages:1-34
Language:English
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:World War I
military operations
Ghanaians
black soldiers
About person:Jacob Dosoo Amenyah (1893-1977?)ISNI
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/41406752
Abstract:In a letter dated 18 October 1958 Jacob Dosoo Amenyah (born in 1983) informed Ivor Wilks that he was in the process of petitioning the Ghana government for financial assistance towards the school fees of two of his sons. He based his case on his years of loyal service to his country, and in particular, on his two years during World War I as a soldier in the Gold Coast Regiment, West African Frontier Force. This petition, which is based on a detailed account of his war experiences in East Africa, particularly Tanzania, written by Amenyah at a much earlier date, is reproduced here with annotations. Ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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