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Thanks ... this is a good website reference and I will be adding it to the CEF Study Group list of recommended Great War Websites - Part 7 on Honour Rolls.

If you have any other recommended sites, I would appreciate a list which we will review and re-post on both this discussion forum, the CEF Study Group discussion forum site and 2-3 websites. The intention is to locate and "publish" abstracts and URL addresses of the higher quality and/or more unique Great War sites.

For your possible reference, here is the current list of other Great War websites for honour rolls. The current listing is biased in favour of the CEF, however, we are interested in lists from all Great War armies and associated units.

Great War Honour Websites - Part 7

Note: CEF Study Group member websites denoted with asterisk "*"


Canadian Book of Remembrance

The Books of Remembrance contain the names of Canadians who fought in wars and died either during or after them. All the books are kept in the Memorial Chamber located in the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill. The purpose of creating a site that displays these books on the Internet is to make them more accessible to the public. Quite aptly named are these testaments to Canada's past, for by their very title they remind us to never forget the foundations of courage on which Canada is built.


The Canadian Virtual War Memorial

This site contains a registry of information about the graves memorials of more than 116,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who served valiantly and gave their lives for their country.


The Maple Leaf Legacy Project

A Project in Remembrance of Canada's War Dead. The aim of the Maple Leaf Legacy Project is to photograph or obtain a photograph of every Canadian War Grave of the 20th Century. These photos will be made freely available on the project's web site. The project relies solely on the kind assistance of the hundreds of volunteers and sponsors around the world to get the photographs or to donate funds to help pay for the good work of the project. The Maple Leaf Legacy Project is a registered charity and can issue charitable tax receipts.


Royal Bank of Canada - Great War Honour Roll

A total of 1,495 Royal Bank staff members enlisted for active service. Of these, 186 were killed in action or died in hospital and five were missing in action. After the war, 786 employees were reinstated, while 516 elected not to return to the bank. In 1920, Royal Bank published a Roll of Honour commemorating those staff members who died or were missing in action - this is the main feature of this site.


142 St. Andrew's College Highland Cadet Corps

St. Andrew's distinguished Army Cadet Corps. Cadets have been a part of school life since 1905. There is a good honour site for WWI and WWII soldiers.


Assiniboia, MN - Anavets – Unit 283

A simple honour roll listing soldiers from both the Great War and the Second World War. Someone might take interest to research more information on these men.


Montreal Roll of Honour

Honours all Anglo-Montrealers who served in various wars from the Napoleonic to present. The list of those who served with some cases having a link to history/photos/papers of the individual, plus an email address for the writer. This site would enable researchers to contact family/persons with an interest in this person.


Nominal Roll of CEF Nursing Sisters: Killed or Died Overseas in Great War

A simple list of nursing casualties linked to Attestation Papers will be of interest to researchers of the medical elements of the Great War.


Native Veterans Association of Northwestern Ontario

Honour Roll of World War I (1914 -1918) Indian Soldiers of Robinson-Superior 1950 Treaty, Treaty #3, and Treaty #9 that served in World War I.


*The South Africa War Graves Project

The goal of the South Africa War Graves Project is to archive photographs of every single South African & Rhodesian war grave from the 2nd Anglo-Boer War, WW1, WW2, Korea, Rand Revolt, Freedom Struggle, Angola-Border War to present day. These photos will either be in the format of a picture of a headstone or a name on a memorial.


Ypres Graveyard Photos

Website is still under construction but shows much promise both in terms of format and content.


War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia

A listing of war memorials and cenotaphs in Nova Scotia, often with photographs.


Brockville Memorial Website [April 2005]

This web site is dedicated to the memory of those Brockville citizens who served in World War 1, World War 2, Korean War, and U.N. Peacekeeping. Organization of Military Museums of Canada (OMMC) started this project, as an organization who wishes to create a complete online database of all Military Memorials in Canada. It is simple and tasteful with a listing of soldiers and medal recipients.


Port Hope Memorial Website [April 2005]

This is an on-line version of a book put together, in 1919, to commemorate those who served from Port Hope. Clicking on the book photo will take you to a Roll of Honour, plus some men have detailed bios plus photos. Also a list of nursing sisters from the area plus awards received by those of Port Hope. Very nicely done.


Military Memorials in Canada [April 2005]

This site is dedicated to cataloging Military Memorials in Canada and is meant as a supplement to the National Inventory maintained by the Directorate of History and Heritage. There is an excellent section on how to photograph Memorials. At present the site is focussed on Memorials in Ontario and is still being developed. The mix of photos and detailed information for the existing entries is excellent. In the future, sites in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick will be added. It is a site well worth visiting and keeping an eye on as it develops.


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Beppo and Borden

Thanks for these sites, now bookmarked for future reference. The NZ site is excellent, presumably a labour of love, and what I'd give to own the official histories identified.

The several Canadian sites are excellent and the Canadian Government is to be congratulated for making its archives accessibale, easy to understand, and free. Am I missing something in UK plc? I've yet to find anything of UK National Archive origin that is anywhere near as good. Research is expensive in time, travel, subsistence and accessing documents. It's great that we can now use digital cameras there, but so much more could be done if documents were availabe on line and free.



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Hello Chris ... here are the rest of the CEF Study Group recommended websites as of 1 May 2005. We are currently reviewing several additions for the June edition.

Great War Forum > Documents, photos, meetings > Document repository > Websites

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