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Private Hewburn Nathaniel Greenidge



Date of birth: 1893-11-01
Place of birth: Georgetown Demerara British Guiana
Next of kin: Arnold N. Greenidge, brother, 936 Alexander Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Medical Student
Address: 936 Alexander Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Religion: Methodist


Regimental number: 931631
Rank detail

Private, No. 2 Canadian Construction Company, Canadian Forestry Corps (Army).

Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: yes


LAC ID: 433086
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B3793-S035
Uploader's Notes:

The No. 2 Construction Battalion (an all Black battalion) served in France with the majority of the men being assigned to the No. 5 Canadian Forestry Corps (Jura Group).

There is a notation on the Attestation Paper indicating he was discharged on December 2, 1918 under Headquarter's wire 5976 as a medical student.

The Legacy Voices Project Military file digitized at LA 38 pages

Hewburn was the first black man to graduate from the University of Manitoba:

He is listed in a 1925 medical directory as living in Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana.

Uploader's Research notes:

The Legacy Voices Project Military file digitized at LAC 38 pages

Name: GREENIDGE, HEWBURN NATHANIELRegimental number(s): 931631Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3793 - 35Date of Birth: 01/11/1893Attestation paper: Front of form - Back of formDigitized file: 3793-35.pdf [Private Army Canadian Engineers No. 2 Construction Battalion ]


Date added: 2007-05-25
Last modified: 2018-08-31