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CEF Burial & War Grave Registers 1914-19

 
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Canada, CEF Burial Registers, First World War, 1914-1919

This database contains records from the Burial Registers for service personnel of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) who died during the First World War in Belgium, France and the United Kingdom. The registers, also known as the 'Brown Binders', contain the initial burial location for Canadian war dead, and were used to report all known information about the death and burial, including details about the circumstances of death. Records may also contain unit name, service number, rank, date of death, religious affiliation, and names of next of kin.
Note: The surnames only appear to be online from A to R Mad

CEF Commonwealth War Graves Registers, 1914-1919
This database contains records from the War Grave Registers for service personnel of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) who died during the First World War in Belgium, France and the United Kingdom. The registers, also known as the ‘Black Binders’, were created at the end of the war by the Department of Militia and Defence, the forerunner of the Canadian Department of National Defense. These registers were used to record the final resting place of the soldier, nurse or other individual, and to record the notification of the next of kin. If the body was never recovered, these records contain the official memorial on which the individual’s name would be found.
After the war, many graves were consolidated in the cemeteries of the Imperial War Graves Commission, later renamed as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. To find the initial burial location of a soldier and details about the circumstances of death, you may consult the Canada, Canadian Expeditionary Force Burial Registers, 1914-1919 database, which contains records for many of the same soldiers.
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