Canadian WW1 service records

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  1. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Can you search for Canadian WW1 service records ?

    I have done it before for a couple of casualty's but now I can't find where to search, I see they are on Ancestry but you have to have the world wide membership which I don't have.

    So can someone help a duffus please.

    Just incase I am researching a Pte.Frederick Storr 474055. 46th Canadian Infantry. 13/02/1917

    Mike.
     
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  2. Owen

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  3. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

    Mike,

    Service records for the S's are not yet digitised, however, searching the LAC First World War page, you can search to your hearts content for anyone who served in WW1 Canadian Forces.

    Mark
     
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  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    ARGH!
    I used to have this book about the 46th Bn CEF.
    [​IMG]

    Bought it in Canada back in 90s BUT I think I gave it to charity shop awhile back.
    It might be in loft but don't think so. edit. still got it
     
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  5. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Cheers Owen and Mark sometimes I just can't find things and need a little help !!!

    Mark can you do me a favour please could you see when he emigrated and send me the documents I notice that is another world membership.I have everything else apart from the stuff thats world membership.

    Regards Mike.
     
  6. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    That would have been a good one if you still had it Owen never mind will have a look at Amazon. cheers
     
  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Still got it, been in loft. Sat on sofa with it now.
    what do you want to know?
     
  8. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Might as well start with the day of his death what happened ?
     
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    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    ok page 76.

    For the 46th Battalion , the first raid of the new year took place on 28 January, resulting in no fatal casualties , although Curry Spidell , the homesteader from Mortlach, and five others received coveted Blighties. Then, on 12th February , a massive brigade raid was carried out, with each battalion in the 10th Brigade contributing 200 men - 800 in all. On this raid the Germans lost 160 men killed to the brigade's 150 casulaties , most of whom were only slightly wounded . Raids began to occur almost daily. On the morning of the 19th....
     
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  11. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

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  12. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Frederick is remembered on the memorial at Mosser (St.Phillip) Churchyard, Blindbothel. Cumbria.

    F W Storr 1.jpg F W Storr 2.jpg
     
  13. Discovering Chick

    Discovering Chick New Member

    Thanks so much - just found my great grandfather using this link: Pte C W Sale - we had no idea he was even in Canada till about a year ago & hadn't had any luck with Uk records from Vimy Ridge. Researching him for last few months & since discovered he died in Battle of Lens in Aug 1917 - 100 years ago this past week. Next step is to try to find th actual war diary.

    Good luck with your quest,

    Emma
     
  14. major ogilvie

    major ogilvie New Member

    Chick,
    That was just his Attestation paper. Library and Archives Canada is in the process of digitizing every soldier of the Canadian Expeditionary Force's entire Personnel file. Right now, I think they have just started with the "R's".

    http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B8031-S060

    If you click on the above link, it will give you, pretty much what information is in a soldiers file!

    Archives Search—Advanced - Library and Archives Canada

    If you click on the above link, here you can search the war diaries.

    http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/Pages/introduction.aspx

    Finally, if you click on the link above, it's a whose who, a what's what and a wheres where of the First world War that the LAC has.

    If you want to know, even more. Then you should go to the link below! The Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group
    It's a forum such as this one. It has some of the most nicest, helpful and knowledgeable people you will ever get the chance to meet.

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group • Index page


    Cheers,
    Ian
     
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  15. Discovering Chick

    Discovering Chick New Member

    Absolutely fantastic - my Dad will be delighted too!

    Thanks so much, Emma
     
  16. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Ian
    absolutely brilliant. I had no idea that a forum covering the CEF even existed.
     
  17. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

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