Monthly Archives: July 2015

Sacrifice – Latest Post – Private James Doval Stewart

The grave of Private James Doval StewartThe latest addition to the Sacrifice project is the story of Private James Doval Stewart. The recruitment of Black Canadians for service with the Canadian Expeditionary Force caused much debate in Canada. Many Black Canadians, swept along by patriotic fervour at the beginning of the war wanted to volunteer but prejudice prevented widespread recruitment.

Private James Doval Stewart from Savannah, Georgia was one of approximately 165 African-Americans who served with 2nd Construction Company (Coloured). He died in 1919 and is buried in Savannah.

Read about Private James Doval Stewart.