Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Manitoba First World War Casualties

The Archives of Manitoba has launched a new searchable index of Manitoba World War 1 casualties at www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/ww1_resources/ww1_soldier_index.html.

According to an announcement from the Archives "the index was created from index cards that make up  a series entitled "Index cards identifying soldiers killed in World War I".  These cards, created by the Government of Manitoba just after World War 1 (we believe to populate the Cenotaph on Memorial Boulevard just to the west of the Manitoba Archives building),  identify a Manitoban soldier killed in the First World War.. Some of the entries have a fair bit of detail, and others are quite limited.  We have titled the index "partial" because we know that not all Manitoba casualties were recorded in it - for instance, Manitoban George Battershill was fatally wounded at Vimy (we have his letters) and there is no card for him."

There are 1092 soldiers represented in the index which is fully keyword searchable.

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