Tag Archives: WWII

LAC expands database of service files of WWII casualties

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) recently launched an updated and expanded version of the Service Files of the Second World War – War Dead, 1939-1947 database. Researchers can now access more than 1,000 complete digitized service files for Canadian servicemen … Continue reading

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BBC Scotland creates online database of Scots who died during WWII

According to a news report today by BBC Scotland, the broadcaster has created an online database of 21, 740 of the 57,000 Scots who died during WWII to mark the 69th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day. You can search the database to … Continue reading

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Explore the addresses of Toronto’s war dead

Until the anniversary of Vimy this week and a Facebook post from Heritage Toronto, I had forgotten about an interactive map that shows where 6,160 Torontonians lived before they were killed in WWI, WWII, and the Korean war. A poppy marks the … Continue reading

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Can you identify these women?

The photo below shows a group of 43 women who worked in the Defence Industries Limited munitions factory in Verdun. It was found by the Montreal Gazette’s theatre critic Pat Donnelly among her late uncle’s possessions. Her uncle, Fr. Francis … Continue reading

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