There are no known service files existing for those who served in this conflict. Pay records are available for all Militia Units as well as men sent to border points.
Militia personnel were offered LAND GRANTS by the Canadian Government. Application by veterans had to include information of Where and When served and had to supply a current address where they were located. There are two sets of records applications those approved and those which were not.
NORTH WEST CANADA
No service records area available for those who served. There are files available for members of the NWMP who served.
The Military units that were sent to Western Canada were mostly Militia. Pay records of these units do exits as well as some Medical details of the wounded.
THE BOER WAR
Service file are available for men who enlisted in the Canadian Force. There is also a complete Medal Roll which includes the names of those awarded the Queens South Africa Medal.
There are also various volumes of documents available that give details of the war. This includes, movement of troops, battles, equipment, etc.
WWI.. CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
Unlike the United Kingdom service records ARE available for Canadian servicemen from the First World War. There are several records that can ce searched and they can supply a wealth of information. Some of the records that are available are WAR DIARIES. These were kept for every battalion and support unit. These diaries can give detailed accounts of of the daily routine of the fighting unit. WAR GRAVES REGISTRY. These list all those who were KILLED IN ACTION or were dying of wounds they received. They record the temporary place of burial where relocated, name of cemetery and a plot number. If the soldier was not identified it supplies the place were he is commemorated.MILITIA LISTS. These were monthly published lists of units in the Militia from 1866-1945. They give information of officers within the unit and retired officers giving their war service.
These records can supply the searcher with the following information on the soldier. FULL NAME, DATE OF BIRTH, WHEN AND WHERE ENLISTED, NAME AND POSSIBLE ADDRESS OF NEXT OF KIN, WHERE AND WHEN THE SAILED TO THE UNITED KINGDOM, NAME OF SHIP, WOUNDED IN ACTION, PROMOTIONS AND WHERE AND WHEN DISCHARGED.
Service records ARE available for servicemen from the Korean War. The only problem with these modern records is that they are protected by the Access to Information and Privacy Act's. Full service record information can be obtained by the actual serviceman who served. If the serviceman had died and a researcher is trying to obtain information the TWENTY YEAR RULE comes into play.
What this means is that the researcher must provide proof that the serviceman has been dead for a period of TWENTY YEARS. Proof must also be given as to the relationship of the person requesting and the dead serviceman. The Requestee must also prove thay they are a CANADIAN CITIZEN or LIVING IN CANADA. If any of these criteria are not met information supplied will be limited and some information from the records WILL NOT be supplied to the researcher.
WORLD WAR TWO
SEE ABOVE INFORMATON FOR KOREAN WAR. THE SAME INFORMATION AND RESTRICTION APPLY FOR WW2 PERSONELL SERVICE RECORDS
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