No. 2 Construction Battalion National Apology: Discover the battalion’s records preserved by Library and Archives Canada

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Ottawa, Ontario · 07/08/2022 · Library and Archives Canada

​​Library and Archives Canada (LAC) preserves and makes accessible Canadian records from the First World War, including records of No. 2 Construction Battalion, in which over 600 Black men served.

A National Apology will be given to the descendants and families of No. 2 Construction Battalion on Saturday, July 9, in Truro, Nova Scotia, and broadcast live in some of ​Canada’s national museums. In support of this event, LAC staff will be at its service point in Halifax, in the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Road, from 11:30 am to 2 pm to provide information about the battalion’s records and LAC’s services.

LAC also offers resources to learn more about the battalion:

About No​. 2 Construction Battalion

No. 2 Construction Battalion, formed in 1916 in Truro, Nova Scotia, was the only segregated unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.​