The digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) service files is underway and a substantial number of digitized files have been added to our website as part of the Government of Canada First World War commemoration activities. We will add new files every two weeks, as the CEF digitization initiative is a priority for us. LAC will ensure that Canadians have access to the files throughout the digitization process, scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.
As of today, 181,338 of 640,000 files are available in the database. Latest box digitized—box: #2490, name: Devos.
Please check the database regularly for new additions. If you still have questions after having checked the database, you may contact us at 1-866-578-7777 (option 8).
Making these records available in digital format will ensure:
Clients can easily and quickly download high-quality digital copies of these service files, free of charge.
The long-term preservation of these unique and fragile paper documents.
For more information on this initiative, please consult the Fact Sheet: Digitization of Canadian Expeditionary Force Service Files.