GrandsonMichael Posted 8 August , 2006 Share Posted 8 August , 2006 Search for the War Diaries part 1: Canadian Corps Access code: 90 : Open. Records are available for consultation without restriction. The Library and Archives Canada are the source of the information listed below but this information is not an official version of the material reproduced by nor has it been made in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of, Library and Archives Canada. The way the material has been partly rearranged and presented here is the sole responsibility of Michael Thierens, who guarantees that the actual content of the information has not been altered, the sequence of references, however, have been. Search Engine War Diaries of the Library and Archives Canada Key list L.A.C. Searching for War Diary entries, part 1: Can. Corps The organisation of the War Diary references, as kicked into cyberspace by the LAC, is a mess. The unit references have been uploaded in a chaotic manner and a logical date sequence for many particular units is non-existent. When there are 159 references for a particular unit, in this case the Canadian Corps, it becomes a time consuming and rather frustrating job to find the one you need. For this reason I have looked at all the references, got rid of the 'ballast' and copied & pasted them in a normal date sequence. I have used the LAC Keyword list to arrange the units and hyperlinks, but I'm not really happy with their list. In general it is not logical and certain important keywords are missing. Canadian Corps • Labour Commandment Canadian Corps • Canadian Corps Water Patrols • Canadian Corps Supply Column • Canadian Corps Troop Column • Canadian Corps Mechanical Transport Column • Canadian Ammunition Park • Chemical Advisor, Canadian Corps • Canadian Army Gymnastic Staff • Canadian Corps Infantry School • Camp Commandant, Canadian Corps • Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp • Canadian Corps Infantry School (Mentioned twice in this list.) • Canadian Army Pay Corps • Field Cashier Labour Commandment Canadian Corps Typo, it should be 'Commandant.' Labour Commandant Canadian Corps 1918/03/01-1919/03/31 Canadian Corps Water Patrols 1917/11/01-1918/05/31 Canadian Corps Supply Column 1917/02/01-1918/04/14 Canadian Corps Troop Column 1915/09/14-1918/03/31 Canadian Corps Mechanical Transport Column 1918/04/14-1919/03/31 Canadian Ammunition Park : Canadian Corps Ammunition Park 1915/09/15-1918/04/14 Canadian Cavalry Brigade Ammunition Park 1916/01/19-1917/01/29 1st Canadian Divisional Ammunition Sub-Park 1915/02/07-1918/04/14 2nd Canadian Divisional Ammunition Sub-Park 1915/06/01-1918/04/14 3rd Canadian Divisional Ammunition Sub-Park 1916/04/01-1918/04/14 4th Canadian Divisional Ammunition Sub-Park 1916/07/24-1918/04/14 49th Ammunition Sub-Park, Royal Army Service Corps British! 1917/10/01-1917/10/31 Chemical Advisor Canadian Corps 1917/04/01-1918/12/30 Canadian Army Gymnastic Staff Canadian Army Gymnastic Staff, France 1918/03/18-1919/04/25 Canadian Corps Infantry School 1916/11/01-1919/01/07 No Entries! Camp Commandant Canadian Corps 1917/04/01-1919/04/30 Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp 1917/09/15-1919/04/30 Camp Use this and you find all 6 Camp references. Canadian Army Pay Corps Canadian Army Pay Corps, London 1918/01/01-1919/06/30 Progress Charts, Canadian Army Pay Corps Headquarters, London 1918/09-1919/03 No Entries! Field Cashier Field Cashier, Canadian Corps 1918/12/01-1919/05/04 Field Cashier, Canadian Corps, Troops 1915/09/26-1918/11/30 Canadian Corps The following references for General Staff are not shown amongst the sub-groups listed above. Charming, start looking amongst 151 references...The references after which I have added 'No Entries!', are a mess. The reference 1915/09-1916/10/31 has all the separate references from 1915/09/01-1915/11/30 to 1916/10/01 hidden within its date sequence...So, some of the references have been duplicated. November 1916 is missing completely. General Staff 1915/09/01-1915/11/30 No Entries! 1915/09-1916/10/31 1915/12/01-1915/12/31 No Entries! 1916/01/01-1916/02/29 No Entries! 1916/03/01-1916/03/31 No Entries! 1916/04/01-1916/05/31 1916/06/01-1916/06/30 1916/07/01-1916/09/30 1916/11/01-1916/12/30 No Entries! 1917/01/01-1917/03/31 No Entries! 1917/04/01-1917/04/30 No Entries! 1917/05/01-1917/05/30 1917/06/01-1917/07/31 1917/08/01-1917/09/30 1917/10/01-1917/10/31 1917/11/01-1917/12/31 1918/01/01-1918/02/28 No Entries! 1918/03/01-1918/04/30 No Entries! 1918/04/01-1918/04/30 No Entries! 1918/05/01-1918/05/31 No Entries! 1918/06/02-1918/06/30 No Entries! 1918/07/01-1918/08/31 No Entries! 1918/08/08-1918/11/11 No Entries! 1918/09/01-1918/09/30 No Entries! 1918/10/01-1918/10/31 No Entries! 1918/11/01-1918/12/31 No Entries! 1919/01/01-1919/06/30 No Entries! Administrative Branches of the Staff 1915/09/13-1916/03/31 No Entries! 1916/04/01-1916/06/30 No Entries! 1916/07/01-1916/11/30 No Entries! 1916/12/01-1917/03/31 No Entries! 1917/04/01-1917/05/31 No Entries! 1917/06/01-1917/09/30 No Entries! 1917/10/01-1917/12/31 No Entries! 1918/01/01-1918/02/28 No Entries! 1918/03/01-1918/03/31 No Entries! 1918/04/01-1918/04/30 No Entries! 1918/05/01-1918/08/31 1918/06/02-1918/06/30 No Entries! 1918/09/01-1918/09/30 1918/10/01-1918/11/30 1918/12/18-1918/12/31 1919/01/01-1919/07/05 Postal Services Check Error Message. Postal Services Try Postal Services' and there they are... Assistant Director, Postal Services, France 1917/04/17-1919/03/31 Deputy Assistant Director, Postal Services, Canadian Corps 1915/02/14-1916/06/30 1916/07/01-1919/05/06 Next instalment: The Divisions, etc. Cheers, Michael Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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