Category: No. 2 Construction Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, World War I

Categories: Canadian Expeditionary Force, World War I


The No. 2 Construction Battalion was the first and only Canadian Black battalion, formed in World War I in Pictou, Nova Scotia.

Read and hear more at the Canadian Encyclopedia. Names of the men who served can be found here.

For further reading, Calvin Ruck, a member of the battalion, published The Black Battalion (1916-1920): Canada's Best-Kept Military Secret in 1986. The book was updated with a new forward by his grand daughter Lindsay Ruck in 2016.

Online search: https://www.no2-cef.ca/men-of-the-no-2/


Person Profiles (31)

A

22 Sep 1874 Springhill, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada - 22 May 1954

B

1897 Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada - 1958
30 May 1885 Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, United States - 02 Jul 1936 photo
22 Nov 1879 Richmond, Virginia, United States - 1939

C

05 Oct 1879 Saint-Martin, British West Indies - 07 Dec 1958
1862 Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada - 03 Sep 1917
18 May 1892 Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada - abt 01 Feb 1969

J

04 May 1893 Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada

K

31 Aug 1893 Nova Scotia, Canada - 27 May 1921

L

abt 1899 Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - 31 May 1917
13 Oct 1887 San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago, British West Indies - 23 May 1922 photo

L cont.

22 Aug 1897 Dresden, Camden, Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada - 26 Nov 1918

M

10 Sep 1881 Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada
01 Jan 1876 Dartmouth, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - 14 Jan 1918
1882 Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada

O

07 Nov 1866 Kingsclear, York, New Brunswick, Canada - 21 May 1948

P

25 Nov 1892 Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada
20 Mar 1899 Sand Point, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada - 19 Apr 1972 photo
02 Sep 1897 Sand Point, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada - 03 Oct 1968 photo
12 Jan 1886 Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada - 15 Aug 1956

S

06 Aug 1895 Delaps Cove, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada - 10 Oct 1918

S cont.

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - 23 Sep 1918
14 Oct 1881 Granville Ferry, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada - 10 Nov 1943
01 Apr 1891 Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada - 01 Nov 1954

T

27 Apr 1894 Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - 26 Jul 1955
1897 Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada - 17 Feb 1985

W

25 Apr 1895 Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, United States - 06 Aug 1978
04 Jul 1897 Millarville, Foothills No. 31, Alberta, Canada - 06 May 1989
20 Sep 1898 Brooks, The Territories, Canada - 04 Jan 1934
12 Jun 1887 Kentucky, United States - 29 Jun 1930 photo
16 Jun 1874 King and Queen, Virginia, United States - 09 Sep 1936 photo




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