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Ancestry.com. Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006. Images are used with the permission of Library and Archives Canada.
Original data: Canada. "Soldiers of the First World War (1914-1918)." Record Group 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4930 - 35. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa.

About Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918

This database contains an index to the Attestation papers of men enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) of the First World War. Information contained in the database includes:

  • Name of enlistee
  • Address
  • Birthplace
  • Birth date
  • Age
  • Name of next of kin
  • Relationship to next of kin
  • Regimental number

Additional information about the enlistee, such as their occupation, marital status, religion, and/or physical description may be found on the original record. Be sure to view the corresponding image in order to obtain all possible information about the individual.

Note: To view the images, you will need select the Standard Viewer from "Options" in the image viewer. The Attestation papers were usually comprised of at least two pages. You will need to hit the “Next” image button in order to see all the pages that are part of the record.

For more information about the collection, please see the follow page on the Library and Archives Canada website: http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/index-e.html.

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