Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Personnel Service Files – Update of June 2015

As of today, 162,570 of 640,000 files are available online via our Soldiers of the First World War: 1914–1918 database. Please visit the Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Service Files page for more details on the digitization project.

Library and Archives Canada is digitizing the service files systematically, from box 1 to box 10686, which roughly corresponds to alphabetical order. Please note that over the years, the content of some boxes has had to be moved and, you might find that the file you want, with a surname that is supposed to have been digitized, is now located in another box that has not yet been digitized. The latest digitized box is #3655, which corresponds to the surname “Gore”. Please check the database regularly for new additions and if you still have questions after checking the database, you may contact us directly at 1-866-578-7777 for more assistance.

9 thoughts on “Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Personnel Service Files – Update of June 2015

  1. I hope you manage to pick up the pace. You only did 7500 records from the May report. At that pace, it’s going to take over 5 years to complete the rest of the digitization.

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  4. Why did the “Du” section get skipped? I’ve been waiting for the Dunn records for years. I tried to order them back in 2013 told had to wait cause of digitization. Wait patiently and check back month after month till now only to find you’ve added A-Go last names minus the Du’s.
    Extremely frustrating!

    • The “Do” section got skipped as well (Box 2577). I’m waiting for Donaghy.

      If they’re going in order and on Box 3655, I’m wondering why Box 2577 wasn’t digitized yet….

  5. all my D, E and part of the F surnames I require have not been digitized. Must have really moved the files/boxes around!

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