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)
A Regimental MP from No. 2 Construction Battalion, 1916 (Source: Clipping from a photo by E. Mackintosh/via Windsor Museum, P6110)