The following announcement was written by Library and Archives Canada:
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the launch of a new online database, Second World War Service Files: Canadian Armed Forces War Dead.
Through this online database, researchers can access references to the service files in the Department of National Defence Fonds (RG 24) for the members of the Canadian Armed Forces who lost their lives during this conflict. Over 1,159,000 men and women served in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War (1939-1945) and 44,093 people lost their lives.
The database is available at: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/war-dead/index-e.html
Library and Archives Canada gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, without which this project would not have been possible.
The contributions of many LAC staff were instrumental in the success of this project, and their efforts are much appreciated.