Private Nathaniel Boswell left with the Construction Battalion March 6th, 1917, continuing training at Truro, Nova Scotia until March 26th, when the unit proceeded overseas. He was stationed at Seaforth, England, for two month, when he crossed to France.
Arriving there May 18th, 1917 he was sent to No. 5 District Forestry Corps, was put on military police duties August 10th, 1917 and remained there until November 30th, 1918 when he went to England for 14 day leave. On his return he found that his Battalion had left for France so he was sent to Etaples.
On January 5th, 1919 he arrived at Bramshott and left for Canada January 28th. Arrived at Halifax February 6th and proceeded to London.
Discharged at London due to demobilisation March 1st, 1919.