Please note: The digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) personnel service files is in progress. The original paper documents can no longer be consulted. However, digital reprography is available for those files that have not yet been prepared for digitization. Newly digitized files are added to the Soldiers of the First World War database, every two weeks until the project’s completion in 2016.
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.
Project updates will also be shared via the Library and Archives Canada Blog on the 15th of every month.
For more information on this initiative, please consult the Fact Sheet: Digitization of Canadian Expeditionary Force Service Files.