World War 1: Researching Canadian Soldiers and Units of the CEF

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    Battalion Colours
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    World War 1: Researching Canadian Soldiers and Units of the CEF

    Post by Battalion Colours on Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:55 am

    The Library and Archives Canada provides a wealth of research information on the CEF.

    Soldiers of the First World War CEF:

    The CEF database is an index over over 600,000 Canadian personnel who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. The CEF database is an index to those personnel files, which are held by Library and Archives Canada. To date, over 800,000 images of Attestation papers have been scanned and are being made available on-line.

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    War Diaries of the First World War:

    This database contains the digitised War Diaries of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) units.

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    Further Research

    Post by Bill on Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:44 pm

    Mike O'Leary, aka regimental rogue has created a series of web pages that outline the entire process of researching a CEF soldier. It is an excellent reference, which explains many of the facets of a soldier's career in the First World War. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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    Post by cefww1 on Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:50 am

    I hadn't used Library & Archives Canada for sometime until earlier this year. It is certainly a pleasure to be able to order & pay online. It might just be me but I believe that the turn around time for receiving files is much quicker using the online method.
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