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November 13 2016 at 11:40 AM
Dan Martel 


Response to Records of wounded soldiers in WW1

In the library of the Royal Canadian Military Institute are a set of books which lists every casualty of the CEF chronologically (and only chronologically). I had never heard of these until earlier this year when the honorary librarian happened to show them to me. They're kept in the locked area with the other valuable editions in the library's possession.

Anyway, the information on the casualty is pretty detailed, but again, if one doesn't have the date or an approximation of the date under which to check, there's no way to find it short of a page by page search. Unfortunately, neither the librarian nor anyone on the library committee has the time to do a 'page-by-page' for someone conducting genealogical research.

Alternatively you can recover your grandfather's CEF service record online from Library and Archives Canada. His record will show every document generated as a result of his wound. For an online LAC search you will need his personal details. The more you have the easier finding the right file will be.

Good luck,
Dan.

 
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