The Canadian Corps returned home under difficult conditions, in ill-equipped vessels. Only two Canadian ports were free of ice: St. John and Halifax, which was still recovering from the ravages of the explosion. The trains that met the soldiers could not hold them all. Discontent increased and a few untoward incidents occurred, obliging the British authorities to expedite the Canadians’ repatriation process. By summer’s end, all these soldiers had all arrived back in Canada.