Research a Canadian Soldier of the First World War

Soldiers of the First World War (Library & Archives Canada)
Over 600,000 men and women enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the First World War (1914-1918) as soldiers, nurses and chaplains. The CEF database is an index to those service files, which are held by Library and Archives Canada.

Canadian War Diaries (Library & Archives Canada)
Database of Canadian War Diaries of the First World War.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial (Veteran’s Affairs)
This site contains a registry of information about the graves and memorials of more than 116,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who served valiantly and gave their lives for their country.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Established by Royal Charter in 1917, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission pays tribute to the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars.

Canadian Great War Project
The Canadian Great War Project is intended to promote interest in Canada’s participation in World War 1, commonly referred to as the Great War, to research the Canadians who participated in the Great War 1914-1919 or other nationalities who served in the CEF.

The Regimental Rogue
This site includes a wealth of information on the Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) as well as a section devoted to researching Canadian soldiers of the First World War.

Tom Morgan’s Hellfire Corner
An excellent site containing many articles on individual soldiers, battlefields and memorials.

Kaiser’s Bunker On-line Guide to CEF Clothing 1903 to 1919
An on-line guide to the different patterns of Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) clothing.

CEF Acronyms & Abbreviations
A List of Abbreviations used in Personnel (Service) Records.

CEF Abbreviations (Matrix Project)
Another helpful list for deciphering service records.

War Slang
A guide to some of the slang used during the two world wars.

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