Topic: Researching Your Canadian Ancestors in the First World War
Canada would go on to play a prominent role in the First World War. Then a part of the British Empire in 1914.When Great Britain declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914 the war would automatically involve Canada. Records of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces (CEF); including personnel files, Commonwealth war graves, nominal rolls, Americans fighting for Canada, and records of the Royal Canadian Navy will be examined. Additionally, post-war records including soldier’s settlement board, pensions and Canada back home afterwards.