Downtown Yonge Remembers
This Remembrance day the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area remembers and celebrates the contributions of members of Indigenous, Black and Racialized communities in the First and Second World Wars.
Troops Return: Sam Morgan, Private Frank Cooper
Returning soldiers Sam Morgan and Frank Cooper, Toronto, 1943.
The soldier on the left, Sam Morgan, served Canada in The First and Second World War.
City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 83680
William Thomas Jackson, Peter Browning, Elias Elery Jackson
William Thomas Jackson, Peter Browning, Elias Elery Jackson were Privates in the Number 2 Construction Battalion during the First World War.
Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society & Black Mecca Museum
Women’s Ambulance Corps, Vancouver, c. 1944
In British Columbia, during the Second World War, Chinese-Canadian women supported the war effort by joining the Women’s Ambulance Corps. The women supported Canada’s military on the home front, through nursing, ambulance driving and First Aid.
Six Chinese-Canadian women are recorded as joining the Armed Forces in World War 2. Five were Privates in the Women’s Army Corps; one joined the Royal Canadian Air Force.