Canadian Expeditionary Force Personnel Service Files Online

Library and Archives Canada has been digitizing World War I service files for some time. In an update issued today, Library and Archives Canada stated:

“As of today, 461,575 of 640,000 files are available online in our Personnel Records of the First World War database. Please visit the Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Service Files page for more details on the digitization project.

“Library and Archives Canada is digitizing the service files systematically, from box 1 to box 10686, which roughly corresponds to alphabetical order. Please note that over the years, the content of some boxes has had to be moved and, you might find that the file you want, with a surname that is supposed to have been digitized, is now located in another box that has not yet been digitized. So far, we have digitized the following files:

“Latest box digitized: Box 7834 and last name Pilkey.”

The Personnel Records of the First World War database is available at: http://bit.ly/2vliEX1.

One Comment

Great resource. Don’t be mistaken by the two pages at the main archive screen. You download and get all the kit and kaboodle–medals, disease, wounds, leave, movements and next of kin addresses.

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