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Canadian Soldiers & Database Links
« on: Saturday 08 October 05 23:39 BST (UK) »

2005 was the Year of the Veteran...I made this header in honour of the occasion, fashioned from the plaster frame on parent's ww2 service photos.
For those of you who may not have these yet, here are some sites to help with your ancestors in the Canadian forces...Please note that new databases are constantly added to each reply

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- CEF signups / WW1 - attestation papers 
After you have found information on your ancestor - see link; How to consult a file on-site or order a copy of the complete file  This can be anywhere from a few to  hundreds of pages....depending on how much info there was to record...mini will, medical/hospitalization...etc....( No battle history, though)
*NEW*when someone orders the copies, scanned files are being put online so check off the box for digitized, as a separate search you may find them already available in pdf form.
-if they received info of when they died in Canada...WWI veterans death cards 
- Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group "The Matrix Project"  http://www.cefresearch.com/matrix/contents.htm
- Returning WWI Soldiers - Passenger Lists - read this topic!!! http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,192163.0.html

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/ship_date.asp?letter=s&half=1&sname=Scotian&year=1918

*NEW* Royal Canadian Navy Ledger Sheets (1910-1941)
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/navyledgersheet/index-e.html
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- War Diaries of the First World War

- Soldiers of the  South African War (1899 - 1902)

- For war dead newly compiled databases see reply #3
- For Merchant marine see reply #28

- Gazettes London-gazette, Edinburgh-gazette, Belfast-gazette

- Victoria Cross  awards

- Check out this site for some help... How to search for your military information

- Incomplete, as not all deaths are reported by family ...but a good source for vets who have gone since the two wars....Scroll down to use site Last Post"
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Re: Database Links for Canadian Soldiers
« Reply #1 on: Monday 24 October 05 02:00 BST (UK) »
Great list of sites! I'd like to add

The Canadian Military Heritage Project
http://www.rootsweb.com/~canmil/

Covers all conflicts Canadians fought in.

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Canadian Bomber Command WW2 aircrew
« Reply #2 on: Monday 24 October 05 03:30 BST (UK) »
Searchable database of some Canadians serving during WWII/WW1 some awards listed
http://airforce.ca/honours-awards/search-awards-database/

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/medals/index-e.html
Medals, Honours and Awards for 19th & 20th century conflicts

Great RESOURCE
A great deal of time and effort has gone into the making of this database of lost
bombers & crew during World War II /search by surname, date, bomber.
http://www.lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=365 [/size]

Canadian aircrew remembered
http://www.bombercrew.com/main.htm

Honouring Canadian Bomber command
http://www.lancastermuseum.ca/

Not a data base, but very interesting!
Canadian & British Commonwealth Air Training Plan
http://www.forces.ca/hr/dhh/downloads/Official_Histories/Aerodrome_e.PDF
ww2 Service Files: Canadian Armed Forces War Dead
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/war-dead/001056-100.01-e.php
http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=history/secondWar/bcatp/page5#demand
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War Deaths
« Reply #3 on: Monday 24 October 05 03:32 BST (UK) »
An important WW1 resource, hopefully by 1014...Red Cross information deal regarding:
capture, death, or burial of servicemen from over 30 nations
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1161810/Unknown-longer-thousands-WW1-dead-identified.html

Book of Remembrance
South African War (1899-1902) Nile Expedition (1884-1885).
http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=collections/books/safrica

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Court martials WW1
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/courts-martial/001006-100.01-e.php

Book of Remembrance ww1
http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/books/bww1
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WW2 Service Files: Canadian Armed Forces War Dead
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/war-dead/index-e.html

Book of Remembrance ww2
http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/books/bww2
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Book of Remembrance Korean war 1950-1953
http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/books/bkorea
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Canadians who lost their lives in any conflict:
http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem

Commonwealth  War  Graves  Commission
http://www.cwgc.org/debt_of_honour.asp?menuid=14
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Canadian military
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 29 October 05 18:59 BST (UK) »
New
This will help for those whose ancestors had a brief military stint in Nova Scotia
Just found this so thought I'd add it to the top of this existing posting!
Annual Returns of British RegimentsStationed in Nova Scotia, 1807 - 1865
www.rootsweb.com/~canns/ns-armylist.doc

Soldiers of the South African War
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/south-african-war/001002-100.01-e.php

Soldiers of the Boer War - 1899- 1902
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/south-african-war/index-e.html
http://www.afhs.ab.ca/publications/armstrong/boer/

The Military History Society of Manitoba
http://www.gatewest.net/%7Egcros/

Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment 1840-1883
http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/canada-military/british-in-cda/roal-cdn-rifles-1840.htm
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Re: Database Links for Canadian Soldiers
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 03 November 05 19:11 GMT (UK) »
Canadian Expeditionary Force Film Records
http://www3.nfb.ca/ww1/building-a-force.php

Canadian Military sites of Interest"

WW1- Aces of Canada:
http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/canada/index.php

Aces of Canada - WW1-WW2-Korea
http://www.constable.ca/

WW1 posters!
http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/exhibits/posters/index.html

The oldest known Canadian WW1 veteran, to date?: John Babcock, born on July 23, 1900, d. Feb.2010
Archie Clearstack Thompson b. 30 November 1895,  d. 2 September 2003
http://genealogytrails.com/main/ww1veterans.html

Lest  We  Forget - Thanks for our Freedom- and Bless them all
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adding U.S...WW2 Army Enlistment Records as 1,632 Canadians are listed...
http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-description.jsp?s=3360
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ww1 forum: http://www.cefresearch.com/phpBB2/

and let's not forget the nurses....( BTW you may also find them in CEF signups) photo images only
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/archivianet/020162_e.html
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Re: Important addition!:Database Links for Canadian Soldiers
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 06 November 05 00:25 GMT (UK) »
Regiments
http://www.regiments.org/regiments/index.htm

Canadian Forces Ranking Order

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Canadian_Air_Force

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Canadian_Army

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Canadian_Navy

Scroll down to see the ranking order, then if you click on the link,
it gives you lots of details and the corresponding stripes.   J.J.


Liberation children and War babes of ww2
http://www.liberationchildren.org/

Stories and images of ww2
Images... (search by base, squadron # etc) http://www.lac-bac.gc.ca/faces-of-war/025014-2200-e.html
http://www.thememoryproject.com/Stories/Veteran-Profile.aspx?itemid=2591&tab=images&image=7985
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/
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letters / correspondence
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 06 November 05 04:50 GMT (UK) »
The Canadian letters and images project...
http://www.canadianletters.ca/
 
ww2...Collection of letters from some boys overseas...
http://web.mala.bc.ca/davies/letters.images/collection.pages/WWII.htm


scroll down to use the search....many interesting finds! WW2
http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/newspapers/canadawar/canadawar_e.html

Canadian Newspapers & the second World War
http://www.civilization.ca/cwm/newspapers/intro_e.html

6th Brigade Canadian Machine Gun Company &
2nd Battalion Canadian Machine Gun Corps - Personell Database
extracted from attestaion papers
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~brett/cmgc/cmgc_dbase.html
includes war diaries, some correspondence and honour roll

Link to Topic: WW1 /emigrated to join in Canada / Rootschatters thoughts on the subject:
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=137242.msg616884#msg616884
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Canadian Soldiers Photos / Letters Etc.
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 06 November 05 15:13 GMT (UK) »
Hastings & Prince Edward District School Board,
Belleville, Ontario

http://www.hpedsb.on.ca/sg/quinte/remembrance_day.htm

The Canadian War Museum
http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/cwme.asp

Collections Canada “Lest We Forget” project
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/education/cenotaphresearch/0541060117_e.html

Collections Canada Digital Collection
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/E/view.html

University of Toronto Alumni Project
http://www.alumni.utoronto.ca/groups/tower.htm

The Memory Project
http://www.thememoryproject.com/home.aspx/

Jack Turner’s War – WW1
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/turner/index.html

War Amps – Canada’s Military Heritage
http://www.waramps.ca/military/photos.html

Canadian Genealogy & History Links – Military
http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/military.html

The Globe & Mail – Memory Project
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/special/memoryproject/

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