A Black soldier at the Somme

An item from the Legion Magazine.

Legion Magazine
Front Lines
James Munroe Franklin was a Trailblazer

A Black soldier at the Somme

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

James Munroe Franklin was among the first Black Canadians to enlist in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and, six months before the Americans joined the fight, he is believed to be the first Black North American killed in action in the First World War.

He served in the Ontario-based 76th and 4th battalions and died four days shy of his 17th birthday at Regina Trench during the Battle of the Ancre Heights.


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Military Milestones
The Battle of the St. Lawrence

The Battle of the St. Lawrence

Story by Sharon Adams

In May 1942, the houses of a fishing village on the north shore of the Gaspé Peninsula were rocked so violently residents believed there had been an earthquake.

But it was a different sort of ground-shaking event: the beginning of the Battle of the St. Lawrence, which would rage in Canadian home waters for more than two years.


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