Officers and Men in the First Canadian Contingent - 1914 From Pay Office in England.


Cat No.:   CA0208:

The full title is: List of the Officers and Men Serving in the First Canadian Contingent of the British Expeditionary Force - 1914 Compiled by the Pay and Records Office, Canadian Contingent, 36, Victoria Street, London, S. W.

Surely this has to be the most comprehensive listing of those who served in the First Canadian Contingent during the Great War. Every individual is listed in their Brigade, Battalion, Company, specialist group or whatever is appropriate, together with their rank and regimental number (if applicable.) We have copied the book's index into the Downloadable sampler so you can check out how complete this listing is.

A must have for every genealogist's reference shelf. We have configured the CD to make it text searchable so it is a real research tool.

When Canada announced its intent to support Britain by sending a fighting force to Europe in 1914 it raised an amazing volunteer army of over 32,660 in just three weeks. Coming from all over the country these volunteers were entrained and bought to the Valcartier camp to receive basic training and to be equipped. Where enough volunteers came from the same area their Regiment was subscripted with the area name as in the Toronto Regiment and the British Columbia Regiment.

In addition to these untrained volunteers many veterans of the Canadian armed service re-enlisted to once more serve alongside the already existing permanent fighting force. In only a few weeks the Canadian Expeditionary Force was loaded into a convoy of 32 ships for shipment to England and then on to Europe.

This book records the names of all these men, both the new and experienced volunteers as well as the pre-existing forces.

This great book has been loaned to us by Marc Leroux. Marc has joined Chris Wight to undertake the mammoth task of making a biographical database of all the Canadians who took part in The Great War. This work will be underway for a long time, but the current data base contents have been made available and can be found at: Please visit their site so they know their work is being appreciated.

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