Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Personnel Service Files – Update of July 2017

As of today, 461,575 of 640,000 files are available online in our Personnel Records of the First World War 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. So far, we have digitized the following files:

  • Latest box digitized: Box 7834 and last name Pilkey.

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 July 2017

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  2. Can hardly wait for you to reach the letter S!! I know that’s coming next year 🙂 At least my 2x great-uncle was a B, so I got his very early. Thanks so much for all your hard work on this project!!

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  4. I have used these files to find names of our veterans. Its too bad it is not by area. Would be easier to find more veterans from our area

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