Sunday, 20 May 2018

Canadian Veterans Death Cards: First World War

Did you know that Canadian veterans who survived the First World War and died up to the early 1960s may have information about them recorded at death in a collection of approximately 130,000 cards available online from Library and Archives Canada? I mentioned them in June 2012 but the information is worth resurfacing.

Each death card includes some or all of the following details:

Name
Regimental service number
Rank
Unit, Battalion or Regiment
Date and place of death
Cause of death
Place of burial
Name and address of next-of-kin

Arranged alphabetically and available as images in batches of approximately 1,300 cards the name on the first card is the title of that batch. Find further information and a link to start the search at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/mass-digitized-archives/veterans-death-cards-ww1/Pages/veterans-death-cards.aspx


1 comment:

Glenn W said...

Good idea to remind us that these records are online. Although the bulk of the records do, in fact, record the deaths of Canadian First War veterans, one may find cards for Canadians who served in the South African War, 1899-1902, and for British veterans of the Boer War or the Great War who settled in Canada.