Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force personnel service files – update of November 2016

As of today, 361,236 of 640,000 files are available online in our Soldiers of the First World War: 1914–1918 database. Please visit Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Service Files for more details on the digitization project.

Library and Archives Canada is digitizing the service files systematically, from box 1 to box 10,686, which roughly corresponds to alphabetical order. Please note that over the years, the contents of some boxes have been moved. You might find that the file you want (with a surname that should have been digitized) is now located in another box that has not yet been digitized. So far, we have digitized the following files:

  • Latest box digitized: Box 6052 and Mattineau.

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.

4 thoughts on “Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force personnel service files – update of November 2016

  1. I have been waiting for the digitization of the service file of Lemyre, Frank Edward, Service No. 766425, which has the following reference details: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5571 – 73, Item No. 528930. Your status report above says that you have completed up to Box 6052. Could you let me know when the file mentioned above will be made available to the public?

  2. I have found two PDFs for my great uncle who signed up in December 1914 for the CEF. As you have now progressed on past his surname, does this mean there are no further records for him?

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