N.B descendants of No. 2 Construction Battalion soldiers to attend apology event

George William Stewart of New Brunswick, bandmaster sergeant for the No. 2 Construction Battalion. (Credit: Jennifer Dow)
George William Stewart of New Brunswick, bandmaster sergeant for the No. 2 Construction Battalion. (Credit: Jennifer Dow)

Federal government apologizing for treatment of Black First World War battalion

The federal government will formally apologize today for the way Black soldiers of No. 2 Construction Battalion were treated during the First World War.

About 40 New Brunswickers served overseas with the battalion. The battalion was segregated, with white officers, and was held out of combat because leadership argued Black soldiers should not be on the front lines.

Source: CBC

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