Library and Archives Canada. William Andrew White fonds, R15535-0-8-E, "Diary 1917" http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/pam_archives/index.php?fuseaction=genitem.displayItem&lang=eng&rec_nbr=4818067
The digital reproduction, transcription and indexing of Captain White's diary is the focus of the exhibit. The diary chronicles daily events and correspondence sent and received by Capt. White during October 4, 1917 while based in Lajoux, France to January 1, 1918 when the detachment he was with moved to Alençon, France.
Cahill, Barry. “Biography – White, William Andrew – Volume XVI (1931-1940) – Dictionary of Canadian Biography.” Dictionary of Canadian Biography. http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/white_william_andrew_16E.html.
This is a well researched outline of William White's life beyond his service in World War I. White's education, religious involvement and family are discussed. For further research, see the detailed sources at the end of the entry.
Joost, Mathias. “No. 2 Construction Battalion: The Operational History.” Canadian Military Journal 16, no. 3 (2016). https://cmea-agmc.ca/sites/default/files/No%202%20Construction%20Battalion_e.pdf.
Mathais Joost filled a gap in the history of No. 2 Construction with his operational history of the unit. He discusses how the work of the unit contributed to the war effort, its organization and role withing the Canadian Forestry Corps.
Pittman, Danielle. “Moving Mountains: The No. 2 Construction Battalion and African Canadian Experience During the First World War.” Mount Saint Vincent University, 2012.
In her thesis, Danielle Pittman discusses how racism in Canadian society and its military led to the formation of racially segregated No.2 Construction. She also describes the unit's history and Capt. White's leadership role in it. An analysis of Capt. White's diary forms part of her thesis.
Sherwood, Anthony, Kent Staines, Greg Bryk, Derwin Jordan, Richard Clarkin, Yearwood Richard, Carson Durven, et al. Honour before Glory. Toronto, Ont.: Anthony Sherwood Productions, 2016.
Honour before Glory is a dramatized version of Captain White's service with No. 2 Construction along with a historical background on the unit and interviews with some descendants of its veterans.
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