"The Black Battalion" No. 2 Canada Overseas Construction Company

"The Black Battalion" No. 2 Canada Overseas Construction Company

"On July 5, 1916, the No. 2 Construction Battalion was formed in Pictou, Nova Scotia—the first large Black military unit in Canadian history. Recruitment took place across the country and more than 600 men were eventually accepted, most from Nova Scotia, with others coming from New Brunswick, Ontario, the West and even some from the United States. The Black Battalion’s chaplain was Reverend William White, who had also played a leading role getting the unit formed. He was given the rank of Honourary Captain—one of the few Black commissioned officers to serve in the Canadian Army during the war." (Veteran Affairs Canada) The community acts as a conduit to other links about the men who are listed on the nominal roll. A digital copy of the roll is available at http://novascotia.ca/archives/2construction/default.asp

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  • Born 1898

    Died 1919

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931681

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931681 Private Canadian Railway Troops

  • Born 1896

    Died 1918

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931395

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931395 Private Canadian Railway Troops

  • Born 1894

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931563

  • Born 1894

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931004

  • Born 1885

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 902479

  • Born 1892

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931018

  • Canadian Expeditionary Force 931239

  • Born 1876

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931616

  • Born 1894

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931687

  • Born 1898

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931052

  • Born 1889

    Died 1918

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931411

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931411 Private Canadian Railway Troops

  • Born 1889

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931189

  • Profile picture for Garnett Wesley Cox

    Born 1896

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931345 Private No. 2 Construction Battalion

  • Profile picture for Edmund Bullard

    Born 1892

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931241 Private No 2 Construction Battalion

  • Profile picture for George Deane Browne

    Born 1891

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931246 Private No.2 Construction Battalion

  • Profile picture for E Granville Collymore

    Born 1895

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931270 Private No. 2 Construction Battalion

  • Profile picture for Lloyd Byer

    Born 1896

    Died 1959

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931015 Private No.2 Canadian Construction Battalion

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931015 Sergeant No.2 Construction Battalion

  • Profile picture for Ethelbert Lionel Cross

    Born 1890

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931405 Sergeant Canadian Construction 2nd Battalion

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931405 Private Canadian Construction 2nd Battalion

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931408 Company Serjeant Major No 2 Construction Company

  • Profile picture for Thomas Goffigan

    Born 1901

    Died 1921

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931248 Private Canadian Railway Troops

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931248 #2 Construction Company

  • Born 1876

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931625

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 931625 Private Canadian Railway Troops