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Edward Washington

In memory of:

Private Edward Washington

November 29, 1921

Fredericton, New Brunswick

Military Service

Service Number:







2nd Canadian Construction Battalion

Additional Information


August 27, 1872
Saint John, New Brunswick


January 18, 1917
Truro, Nova Scotia

Husband of Ida Washington of Fredericton, New Brunswick

Commemorated on Page 560 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


New Brunswick, Canada

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Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave marker– Grave marker of Pte Edward WASHINGTON at Fredericton Rural Cemetery, Fredericton NB, Canada. (Photo credit: Captain (Ret'd) E.L.L. Gaudet, CD)
  • Other– #2 Canadian Construction Battalion Cap Badge
  • Photo of Edward Washington– Image of No 2 Construction Battalion Nov 1916 
Courtesy of Museum Windsor, P6110.
  • Other– No. 2 Canadian Construction Battalion | Great War Centenary Association Canada Post Stamp
  • Photo of Edward Washington– Members of the No. 2 Construction Battalion, 5 July 1920
The photograph was taken at the dedication of a plaque in memory of the members of the No. 2 Construction Battalion, an all-Black non-combat battalion that served in the First World War. The plaque was (and is) in the main hall of Queen's Park. Rev. Mrs. H.F. Logan and Rev. H.F. Logan, who spearheaded the campaign for the plaque, are at left of centre. Also included in the photograph are Rt. Rev. Samuel R. Drake, General Superintendent of the British Methodist Episcopal Conference; Ontario Premier Ernest Charles Drury; and Sir Henry Pellatt.
(City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 2, Series 411, Item 86)
  • Other– No 2 Construction Battalion for Coloured Men of Canada Recruiting Poster
  • Other– No 2 Canadian Construction Battalion The Coloured Man's Own Battalion Recruiting Poster
  • Circumstances of death registers– Edward Washington's veterans death card - chronic Bright's disease (kidney disease - now known as nephritis or glomerulonephritis)

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