Wednesday, 27 September 2017

TNA blogs on Indigenous Canadian soldiers in the First World War

Lance Corporal Henry Norwest, of the 50th Battalion, was one of over 4,000 indigenous Canadians (excluding non-status Indians, Metis and Inuit) who enlisted for 1914 -18.
His story is told in a recent TNA blog post. He had 115 kills credited as a sniper, for which he received a Military Cross and bar. Norwest was killed by enemy snipers on 18 August 1918, one of about 300 other indigenous Canadians who gave their lives in the conflict.
He is one of 45 CWGC burials at Warvillers Churchyard Extension, Somme, France.

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