As an aside, the 87th. Bn. seems to have had more black Canadians in its ranks than most other CEF Infantry units, plus not a few indigenous peoples, as well. Blacks were, in fact, actively discouraged from joining the CEF, although eventually 1,300 did. Most (780) enlist in the all black 2nd. construction Bn.. But at least 4 black canadians were identified as fighting with the 87th. at Vimy, more than in any other unit that day.