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Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)


In many ways the Canadian story and the Australian story of WW1 are nearly identical. Both countries were at a similar stage of national development, both created "new" armies for WW1 and both felt that WW1 was a passage to Nationhood.

Unlike the AIF who had 1 badge the CEF had over 400. Unlike the AIF that had 1 language the CEF had 2.

Newfoundland which was at that stage not a part of the Canadian Federation, but later joined, had (and lost) troops at Gallipoli.

A small site that gives a part understanding of the CEF and how they stood beside the AIF and the NZEF at times of great stress is to be found at
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Re: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)


The Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group is a discussion forum on the role of the CEF in the Great War. Emphasis is on co-ordinated study, information exchange and discussion of the Great War from the perspective of the CEF. The main element of the CEF Study Group is the discussion forum.

The Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group can be accessed at the following URL address:
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The following Great War websites are considered of a higher quality and/or represent unique sources of information on the Internet.

If you have a recommendation Internet website related to either the Canadian Expeditionary Force and/or the Great War in general, you can forward them to "Borden Battery".


CEF - Canadian Government Websites - Part 1
Note: CEF Study Group member websites denoted with asterisk "*"
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Library and Archives Canada - Military History
The fundamental URL for most CEF researchers. This site contains a wide range of basic links and represents a "starting point" for many people just beginning research on the CEF in the Great War.
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Library and Archives Canada - 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 the National Archives. To date, over 800,000 images of Attestation papers have been scanned and are being made available on-line.
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Library and Archives Canada - War Diaries of the First World War
This database contains the digitized War Diaries of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) units. From the start of the First World War, CEF units were required to maintain a daily account of their “Actions in the Field.” This log was called a War Diary. The War Diaries are not personal diaries, rather they are a historical record of a unit’s administration, operations and activities during the First World War.
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Official History of the Canadian Army in the First World War
- Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919, Colonel G. W. L. Nicholson, C.D., Army Historical Section
This is the classic reference text [the Bible] for any student of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War. The original text is very difficult to obtain, however, the document is now available in .pdf format directly from the historical section of the Canadian Armed Forces website. [Note: The pagination in the online document is different than the original document - therefore citations with page number references cannot be used.]
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The Canadian War Museum
The Canadian War Museum (CWM) is an affiliated museum of the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The Canadian War Museum, the national military history museum is also a centre for research and the dissemination of information and expertise on all aspects of the country's military past from the pre-contact era to the present. The new museum opens in May 2005.
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Re: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)


Is there really anyone here on this site?
Whew ... hello.
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Re: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)


G'day BB
I visit!
It is pretty quiet here though.
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Re: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)


Hmm ... first response in many weeks ... thanks for taking the time.

I was beginning to wonder if anyone was there and/or if a Canadian Corps researcher was persona non gratia on this website.

My late Grandfather was with the 1st Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade and thought the ANZACS were worthy Allies in battle.

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