Clarke, George Elliott. “First Black Officer in British Army Blazed Trail but Dreams Were Thwarted.” Globe and Mail. August 1, 2014. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/first-black-officer-in-british-army-blazed-trail-but-dreams-were-thwarted/article19889518/. This tribute to Capt. White establishes his significance to the story of Canada. It is written by poet and academic George Elliott Clarke, a great-grandson of William White. Clarke frames Capt. White in his family's history as a springboard to discuss why White served in World War I as well as his postwar national significance as a religious leader.
Ruck, Lindsay. “No. 2 Construction Battalion | The Canadian Encyclopedia.” Canadian Encyclopedia. Accessed March 7, 2020. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/no-2-construction-battalion. Lindsay Ruck's article in the Canadian Encyclopedia places No. 2 Construction in the overall history of people of African descent serving as soldiers and sailors in what is now Canada up to World War I. The article describes the unit's formation, outlines its operation as well as postwar commemoration.
Archives, Nova Scotia. “Nova Scotia Archives - No. 2 Construction Battalion: Nominal Roll,” January 7, 2016. https://novascotia.ca/archives/2construction/list.asp. The Archives of Nova Scotia has digitized the nominal roll of No 2. Construction and it is searchable by name. This is useful not only to see who served in the unit, but also their next of kin who Capt. White also wrote to.
Library and Archives Canada. “War Diaries - 2nd Canadian Construction Company (Coloured).” Library and Archives, July 20, 2017. https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/CollectionSearch/Pages/record.aspx?app=fonandcol&IdNumber=2004976&new=-8586138329738003233. The war diary for No. 2 Construction outlines daily events for the unit. Some members of No. 2 Construction were assigned to other Canadian Forestry Corps companies. The war diaries of those companies offer a some details about the activities of the members of No.2 Construction assigned to them. See Mathias Joost's Operational History, page 55.
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