February is Black History Month in Canada. Last year at this time we featured a historical article about several black military police pioneers during the First World War period. As a result of newly uncovered photographs, this article has now been updated with additional information about several black soldiers from No. 2 Construction Battalion who were employed on regimental policing duties.
Read more about these black pioneers and view additional photos here. (updated info is near the bottom of the page)
One of two members of No. 2 Construction Battalion shown in a 1916 picture wearing MP armlets (Source: Clipping from a photo by E. Mackintosh/via Windsor Museum, P6110)