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.

Records in this collection may 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: Transcribed from the CEF Nominal rolls of officers, non-commissioned officers & men published 1915-1919 respectively. 

 

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Records in this collection are likely to include the following:

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: CNR

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