Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914 - 1919

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The Canadians were widely renowned for their effectiveness as field troops and served both on the western front and later in Russia against the Bolsheviks.

619,646 Canadians enlisted from 1914-20, nearly half of these served in the 400 different units in the Expeditionary force.

A great deal of these men were 1st generation immigrants to Canada from the British Isles, taking the opportunity of seeing their homeland and fighting for the Empire.

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Records in this collection are likely to include the following:

  • Service Number
  • First and
  • Second Name
  • Rank
  • Unit
  • Details former service
  • Service (Canadian Expeditionary Force)
  • Next of Kin name
  • Next of kin address
  • Country of Birth
  • Duty location (where they embarked)
  • When they embarked

Please be aware that due to the way we collate, and cross reference our databases, some records will contain more information than that listed above.

Original Source: The Canadian National Roll

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