Canada, World War II Records and Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947 record example

    Canada, World War II Records and Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947

    Records: 55,188 · Complete: 2%

    Canada entered the Second World War on 10 September 1939. More than a million Canadians served in the armed forces, representing about 10 percent of the entire population. Around 45,000 lost their lives.

    This collection contains case files of nearly 45,000 Canadian military personnel killed in the Second World War. All of the case files have been indexed and can be searched using the provided search fields.

    The files include attestation papers, death certificates, and photos of the soldiers. Information found on the documents varies, but can include a wide variety of details, such as:

    - soldier's name
    - date and place of birth
    - address
    - religion
    - marital status
    - names and birthdates of children
    - military service
    - physical description
    - education
    - occupational history
    - parents’ names
    - next of kin and address

    Some records are in French.

    Source Information

    "Canada, World War II Records and Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/publication/1117/canada-world-war-ii-records-and-service-files-of-war-dead-1939-1947: accessed May 18, 2022)

    Publication Title
    Canada, World War II Records and Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947
    Total Records
    55,188 · Complete: 2%
    Content Source
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    Published on Fold3
    27 Apr 2021
    Last Updated
    30 Sep 2021
    Description
    This collection contains case files of nearly 45,000 Canadian military personnel killed in the Second World War.