No. 2 Construction Battalion
1916 - 1920
Nova Scotia


The No. 2 Construction Battalion

Canada's First and Only Black Battalion
To Be Honoured
For Service to King & Country (1916 - 1920)

The Market Wharf, Pictou, N.S.
Site of the Original Headquarters
for The Battalion

Saturday, July 10, 1993

Legion Parade — 10:30 a.m.
Unveiling Ceremony — 11:00 a.m.
Reception — 12:00 noon
Sponsors: Black Cultural Centre
Parks Canada
& Pictou Waterfront Development Corp.

for Additional Information Call
Black Cultural Centre – 434-6223
Calvin Ruck, Committee Chair – 435-0503

No. 2 Construction Battalion

Documents (letters)

to and by Sir Sam Hughes
Minister of Militia and Defence, Ottawa

Memorandum on the enlistment of Negroes...
by Sir Willoughby Garnons Gwatkin
Chief of the General Staff, Ottawa
13 April 1916

Interdepartmental Committee
Military Secretary: Memo to The Naval Secretary
21 February 1917

Interdepartmental Committee
Naval Secretary: Memo to The Military Secretary
23 February 1917

Submission to The Historic Sites and Monuments Board
Dr. Calvin Ruck, Chair
Black Battalion Committee
18 October 1991

Black Battalion to be Commemorated
Environment Canada News Release
Pictou, 11 December 1992

Canada's First and Only Black Battalion to be Honoured
For Service to King & Country (1916-1920)

The No. 2 Construction Battalion
Pictou, 10 July 1993

Names In Ascending Order, by Regimental Number
The No. 2 Construction Battalion
CEF – Canadian Expeditionary Force

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