This is the final article in my three-part series on digitized Canadian Trench newspapers. In the first post I featured newspapers published by numbered infantry and artillery units while the second focused on publications by Canadian Medical units. The final instalment includes newspapers published by a variety of units including the Canadian Army Service Corps and the Canadian Engineers as well as publications from a variety of Military Camps, Training Schools and Headquarter’s units located in Canada, Britain and the field.
The Library and Archives Canada (LAC) collection also includes four digitized trench newspapers from the Middlesex Regiment and the Machine Gun Corps, both British units, and I’ve included links to those as well.
LAC is my ‘go-to’ resource due to their large collection and the fact that you can download PDFs of each issue. The British Library (BL) is another helpful resource and I’ve provided links to their collection when a digitized issue was unavailable at LAC.
There are other resources too, such as Early Canadiana Online and the Canadian War Museum (CWM), although as far as I know they do not include digitized issues that are not already available at LAC. The CWM Military History Research Centre compiled a list of Trench Newspapers of the First World War which can be viewed in person and in some cases photocopied for a fee.
If you find a broken link or if you know of other resources for digitized Canadian trench newspapers please contact me or leave a comment below and I will update my list accordingly. Thanks in advance.
|Legion of Frontiersmen||The Frontiersman||LAC:(1) No. 57 (War Number 1918)|
|Canadian Machine Gun Service||The Canadian Machine Gunner||LAC:(18) No. 1 (Jan 1917) to No. 18 (Jan 1919)|
|Canadian Engineers||The Canadian Sapper||LAC:(15) No. 1 (Feb 1918) to No. 15 (Apr 1919)|
|Army Troops Coy, Canadian Engineers||The Busy Beaver||LAC:(1) No. 7 (Xmas 1916)|
|Canadian Army Service Corps||The Canadian Army Service Corps News||LAC:(7) No. 1 (Dec 1916) to No. 7 (Jun 1916)|
|GHQ, 3rd Echelon||La Vie Canadienne||LAC:(15) No. 1 (Dec 1915) to No. 15 (Xmas 1918)|
|Canadian General Base Depot||Canadian General Base Depot Magazine||LAC links not currently working so I’m temporarily hosting them myself: No. 1 (Jun 1916), No. 3 (Apr 1917), No. 4 (Sep 1918)|
|Canadian Postal Corps||Mail Slingers Gazette||LAC:(6) No. 1 (May 21, 1916), No. 4 (June 11, 1916), No. 5 (June 18, 1916), No. 7 (July 2, 1916), No. 8 (July 15, 1916) and No. 9 (July 29, 1916)|
|Canadian Postal Corps||Mail Slingers Gazette||LAC:(3) No. 2, 3 and 6 not currently digitized|
|Khaki University||The Beaver||LAC:(26) No. 1 (Dec 1918) to No. 26 (Jun 1919)|
|Canadian Records Office||C.R.O. Bulletin||LAC:(22) No. 1 (Jun 1918) to No. 22 (Mar 1919)|
|Canadian Records Office||C.R.O. Bulletin||BL:(1) War Souvenir Xmas 1918|
|Canadian Army Pay Corps||Maple Leaf Magazine||BL:(4) No. 5 (1916) to No. 8 (1917)|
|Canadian Field Comforts Commission||Field Comforts||LAC:(3) No. 1 (Oct 1915) to No. 3 (Oct 1916)|
|Canadian Discharge Depot, Buxton||Souvenir||LAC:(1) Souvenir|
|Canadian Reserve Artillery||The Barrage||LAC:(1) No. 1 (Nov 1917)|
|Canadian Training School, Bexhill||Chevrons to Stars||LAC:(1) April 1917|
|Camp Borden||Khaki Life||LAC:(1) Vol. 3 (Aug 1916)|
|Canadian Corps Training School, France||Tchun!||LAC:(5) No. 1 (Dec 1916) to No. 5 (Dec 1917)|
|Bramshott Camp||Bramshott Souvenir Magazine||LAC:(1) not currently digitized|
|Various||Social Event Programmes||LAC:(4) 1917 to 1918|
|Middlesex Regiment (British)||Fall In||LAC:(3) No. 9 (Apr 1916), No. 15 and No. 16 (Jul 1916)|
|Machine Gun Corps (British)||Machine Gun Corps Magazine||LAC:(1) Vol. 2 (Oct 1918)|
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