British military records - About website
Looking for genealogical information about persons who have served in the British military? These websites will help.
Canadian Forces after 1918 (includes WWII)
Military personnel files include documentation about enlistment, discharge, military units served with, and may also include other documents concerning medical history, medals awarded, personal evaluation reports and dental charts. There is no online database for these records held by Library and Archives Canada.
Canadian Military Records at the Library and Archives Canada
Library and Archives Canada holds extensive collections of military records. Use the left-hand menu to select the period or type of records of interest to you. Each section provides information about available sources, links to relevant databases and links to Web sites of other institutions that hold military records.
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Excellent site that provides information about the more than 116,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who fought and died while representing their country. Included on this site are the memorials of more than 1,500 soldiers who died in service to Canada since the Korean War, including peacekeeping and other operations. The site also contains digital images of photographs and personal memorabilia about individual Canadians.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
This website allows you to search for individuals who died in World War I or World War II as part of the Commonwealth Forces (Australia, Britain, Canada, India , New Zealand, South Africa, and other former colonies).
Last Post - Legion Magazine
Legion Magazine's historical archive database goes back to January 1985. It contains almost 194,000 short death notices for Royal Canadian Legion members with military backgrounds.
Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918
Over 600,000 Canadians enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the First World War (1914-1918). The CEF database is an index to those personnel files, which are held by Library and Archives Canada. To date, over 800,000 images of attestation papers have been scanned and are being made available on-line.
U.K. and Ireland Genealogy - Military records
A description of how to locate British military records