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Help required with Canadian War Diaries


BillyH
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Good afternoon!

I am reasonably familiar with finding war diaries for British regiments, but I am researching 2 brothers who emigrated and joined up with the Canadians.

I have bought their service papers, and although they are pretty good they don't contain any war diary entries which I had been led to believe that the Canadian service papers contained.

So how do I go about getting war diaries for Canadian Infantry? I don't mind buying them but I really only want to see the few days leading up to their deaths.

I am after the 3rd & 27th Battalions.

Any help or advice would be most welcome!

Regards, BillyH.

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Hi BillyH,

The Canadian War Diaries can be consulted and downloaded free of charge. Click here for a review of all the available Diaries.

Cheers,

Michael

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Ulsterlad & Michael,

Thanks to you both for your help, I couldn't have asked for an easier or better answer either.

What a pity we don't have free access to British war diaries as well !

Regards, BillyH.

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You're welcome Billy. May I also suggest that you look up the Brigade Diaries associated with those Battalions as well. The Btn diaries are good but the Bde diaries are excellent.

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Ulsterlad2

Where can we get hold of the brigade diaries, can we get them through the links mentioned above

Cheers Pete

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Where can we get hold of the brigade diaries, can we get them through the links mentioned above

Yes.

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If you are looking for specific information about the CEF (Canadian Expeditionary Force) you might want to have a look at the CEFSG MATRIX UTILITIES which you will find here:

http://cefresearch.ca/matrix/Utilities/index.htm

I mention that today only because we have just changed from the .COM to the .CA address for the CEFSG Forum, of which the Matrix is a sibling.

Most of us started out on the GWF and are still active members .... so ask anything and we will be there to assist.

Richard

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