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The Canadian Great War Project is a work-in-progress. While we are striving to identify every Canadian man and woman that served, we have quite a ways to go, so if you do not find someone that you are looking for, it is very likely we have not yet entered that person. We are always looking for help in building this database.
About this site
Between 1914 and 1918, Canada participated in the most devastating war mankind has known. The Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) fought in France and Flanders (Belgium), in battles at Ypres, Passchendaele, the Somme, Hill 70 (Lens), Mount Sorrel, and Vimy Ridge. In 1918 the Canadian contingent spearheaded the drive to end the war, fighting from Amiens and Arras in Northern France, through Cambrai and on to Mons in Belgium, which the Canadians secured on 11 November, 1918. Click here for a chronology of Canadian participation in the Great War. See our Notices section below for the most recent information.
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Private John Cushnie collection. Anne Hales has gratiously provided a collection of transcriptions of over 90 letters and the 1918 private diary of Private John Cushnie.
Missing soldier commemorated: Thanks to the efforts to Marika Pirie and Anne Park, Private William Pope is now commemorated in the Canadian Virtual War Memorial and the Book of Remembrance. Using the information on this site, we were able to provide the documentation that allowed Veterans Affairs Canada to add his name.
Features of this site:
This search section allows the entry of a variety of search criteria and will return matches against these criteria. It is possible to search soldier entries, war diaries, letters and newspaper extracts.
Some writings and general information on Canada and the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the War.
Some statistics about Canada, Canadians and the Great War
Books and reviews of books concerning the Great War (Not exclusively Canadian)
We are dedicated to keeping the legacy of Lt. Col. John McCrae alive and preserving the memory of the 619,636 Canadians who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF).