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The Early Days of Diego Garcia Construction Cdr. Daniel W. Urish CEC USN (ret) Commander Dan Urish was Commanding Officer of the first Seabee Battalion, NMCB Forty, deployed to Diego Garcia and Island Commander, having relieved Commander Robert K. White … Continue reading
The Matah, Soobalah, Hypolite and Ismael families of Peros Banhos On 19th February 1921 a group of Chagossians gathered to witness the birth of Marie Bernadette Matah, the daughter of Joseph alias Xavier Matah and Rookmee Soobalah alias Marie Perci … Continue reading
Paul Lemiere is one of the heirs of Joseph Hippolyte Le Miere, the jouissance holder and later the rightful owner of virtually all of the outer islands of Chagos according to a contract signed by a former Governor of Mauritius, … Continue reading
The Hilaire and Olivier families On 16 August 1921 at six pm in the evening, the birth of Marie Hilaire was recorded as having taken place at Ile du Coin, Peros Banhos. She was the child of OscarHilaire and Hortense … Continue reading