Charlie Some, the only black South African to serve in the Canadian army, was noted for breaking military rules and going absent without leave (AWOL). What was also unusual about Some for historians was how, as a black South African, he landed in Canada. Some had escaped the harsh conditions faced by many black South Africans at the time, and by January 1917, settled in Africville, a black community north of Halifax in Canada. 2 Construction Battalion, a predominantly black unit of the Force. Believed that he was killed because he was black, Some, however, received some of the best recognition when he died as a soldier.
Source: The North Africa Journal June 12, 2019 19:07 UTC