(Canada) Library and Archives Canada Completes Digitization of First World War Personnel Files #general


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Library and Archives Canada announced it completed the digitization of
620,000 World War I personnel files-30 million images-- marking Canada's 100
days. August 8, 1918 is known as the beginning of Canada's 100 days, "when
the Canadian Corps spearheaded attacks that became known as the Battle of
Amiens, a major turning point that led to victory in the Great War and the
Armistice of November 11". This marks the centennial of the end of the first
World War. To read more about this see:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/news/Pages/2018/First-World-War-database-completed.aspx

Included in the database are files of the Canadian Expeditionary Force
(CEF)-Soldiers, Nurses and Chaplains; non-permanent active militia files,
Imperial War Service Gratuity Files and more.

To search the personnel records go to: https://tinyurl.com/lpn2pql

Original url:

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

Digitizing the First World war personnel records is the largest project to
date, undertaken by the Library and Archives Canada.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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