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Lest We Forget – Finding Your Canadian War Heroes

Vimy Ridge
Canadian Soldiers returning from Vimy Ridge, courtesy of LAC
As we mark Remembrance Day, a day set aside in Canada to remember the many who fought for this magnificent country,  I would like to point out and share the extensive databases that Library and Archives Canada keeps on the Canadian men and women who served their country. These databases cover both the military and the early years of the North West Mounted Police.

These records are accessible online and include  Loyalists, the War of 1812, the Rebellions, the South African War, WWI and WWII.  The records include muster rolls, military service files, unit war diaries, medal registers, photographic collections, documentary art and posters, as well as published sources. 

Below is a list of the databases, research aids and virtual exhibitions with links that are currently available at Library and Archives Canada.


Research Aids

Virtual Exhibitions

Please take a moment this Remembrance Day, November 11th, 2011 to remember our Canadian military heroes and the many sacrifices they have endured for the future of this country and its people. We shall never take for granted the privileges and rights we exercise daily through sacrifices of so many.