Wednesday, February 21, 2018 — 7:30 p.m., Nova Scotia Archives
The Third Jamaican Contingent and the ‘Halifax Incident of 1916’
Hyacinth Simpson, Associate Professor of English, Ryerson University
This presentation will highlight the story of the Jamaica Regiment that took place in Halifax between March 1916 and February 1917. After being diverted to Halifax, some members of the Regiment were severely frostbitten in a snowstorm and required hospitalization. The paper considers their care which involved several groups ‐ including key players within the Canadian Military Hospitals Commission, several prominent Haligonians, leaders of the local chapter of the Canadian Red Cross, and representatives of the Jamaican, Canadian, and British governments.