Canada's military records are held by National Archives. Saskatchewan Servicemen may have some records held at the Regina office of the Provincial Archives. Going to the archive office and looking through the historical records of the Department of Public Works will show some WWI Expeditionary Force rolls which are listed by Battalion. Fatalities of WW1 and WWII are held in an alphabetical listing. Collections are listed by organization at an archive...Biographical information may be available from the historical documents of Regina Rifles Regiment, Royal Canadian Legion, British Empire Service League, or the Saskatchewan Provincial Command. Provincial Archives have limited research services available, it is best to pop down in person if possible.

There are many, many military resources on the internet, search by battalion, uniform, specific war, country etc. Each site will provide more links, to help the search become more specific and narrow down the number of sites provided.

Saskatchewan at War: General

Air Force Association of Canada - Air Force Honours and Awards searchable database of those who were honoured

Bomber Command Museum of Canada - Nanton, Alberta

Book Title Age shall not weary them: Saskatchewan remembers its war dead
Authors Doug Chisholm, Beth Parsons
Edition illustrated
Publisher People Places Pub., 2005
ISBN 1897010206, 9781897010204

Book Title: The march of the Prairie Men : a story of the South Saskatchewan Regiment
Author: Buchanan, G. B.
Published: Saskatchewan : Weyburn and Estevan, [1957]

Book Title: Prairie beginnings
Author: Juffs, Olive Mycock.
Published: Saskatchewan circa 2000

Books of Remembrance

"British Military and Naval Records. Admiralty Records : C-12607 digitized microfilm at Canada Library and Archives.

Canada war timeline

Canadian Genealogy Centre - Military

Canadian Letters and Images Project
*-- War experience as shown an archival collection of document.

Canadian Air Aces and Heroes

The Canadian Military Heritage Project
--Canadian military history remembrance through records and memories
~~ the wars,uprisings and conflicts in which Canadians participated.

Canadian Military Genealogical FAQ

Canadian Military History Theme Page

Canadian Military Hall of Honor - web ring

Canadian Military History Gateway

Canadian Military Histories - University of Calgary

Canadian Virtual War Memorial; Search

Canadian Expeditionary Force. Canadian War Museum.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial: (CVWM) Searchable graves and memorials of more than 116,000 Canadians

(CVMM links by Automated Genealogy to the 1901-1911 census )

Canadian Wings the History - Frequently Asked Questions

Courage Remembered: the world wars through Canadian Eyes

CBC Digital Archives

Cyndi's List Canadian Military - Historical Military Conflicts, Events or Wars

Directorate of History and Heritage Official National Defense Site

Documentum ECIS. Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) partnered with Library and Archives Canada (LAC) to provide a a "Federated Search Engine" Supported by the Council of Provincial and Territorial Archivists (CPTA) of Canada, the federated search engine provides a database search of many different sources in one place, such as homestead records, 95 separate directories, marriage and divorce records, military records, &c.

Do You Remember? English and Welsh Roots & Remembrance Day: Global Gazette November 19, 1999 Vol. III, No. 23

Find a Museum in the Virtual Museum of Canada Discover Canada's museums, galleries, heritage sites, (ie. Saskatchewan Military Museum)

From Colony to Colony - A Reader's Guide to Canadian Military History

Genealogy Resources on the Internet - WARS/MILITARY MAILING LISTS

Gimblett, Richard H. and Michael L. Hadley editors. Citizen Sailors: Chronicles of Canada's Naval Reserve, 1910-2010. Edition illustrated. Publisher Dundurn, 2010. ISBN 1459711602, 9781459711600. Digitised online by Google Books. URL accessed April 5, 2013.

Héritage Portal Royal Canadian Mounted Police. C Division. Battleford records two digitized microfilm reels

Héritage Portal Royal Canadian Mounted Police, F Division : Letterbooks of the Commanding Officer, 1884-1903 7 digitized microfilm reels
"The North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) was a parliamentary police force created in 1873. It was meant to keep law and order among incoming settlers to the region west of Ontario, help Aboriginals make the transition to Indian reserves, and act as a symbol of Canadian sovereignty against American annexation. The police force was partially created in response to Fenian invaders who nearly made it to Manitoba in 1871.....Source

Héritage Portal Canadian Army Courts Martial documents 258 digitized microfilm reels

Héritage Portal Department of National Defence : subject files, 1866-1950 397 digitized microfilm reels
"...The records in this series relate to the complete range of defence activities from the late 19th century until the end of the Second World War, and includes correspondence. "

Héritage Portal Royal Canadian Air Force operations record books 287 digitized microfilm reels

Héritage Portal Royal Canadian Navy : movements of the HMS ships 4 digitized microfilm reels

Héritage Portal Department of National Defence, Director of Naval Intelligence: subject files 20 digitized microfilm reels
..." This collection consists of subject files related to organization and administration, monitoring of arrivals and sailings, communications, wireless, German and Japanese pre-war and wartime marine operations and activities, and post reports and censorship. ..."

Héritage Portal John Armistead Wilson fonds 9 digitized microfilm reels John Armistead Wilson was an engineer who in World War One engineered the aerodromes utilized by the Royal Canadian Air Force RCAF for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

Legion Magazine Last Post
- Last Post is published to honour those Canadians who have served their country. Short death notices for Royal Canadian Legion members with military or police service and also Canadian war veterans. (Searchable)

Lest We Forget: Cenotaph Research Project

Lest We Forget: Naicam Museum. Leaving a Legacy. 170 photographs.

Maple Leaf Legacy Project : Locations of Canadian War Graves in Saskatchewan, Canada

Memorials to Canada's War Dead Veteran's Affairs Canada

Military Library and Archives Canada LCA
  • Black Loyalist Refugees, 1782-1807 - Port Roseway Associates
  • Courts Martial of the First World War
  • Loyalists in the Maritimes — Ward Chipman Muster Master's Office, 1777–1785
  • Military Medals, Honours and Awards, 1812–1969
  • Service Files of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1910-1941 - Ledger Sheets
  • Service Files of the Second World War - War Dead, 1939-1947
  • Soldiers of the First World War: 1914-1918
  • South African War, 1899-1902 - Service Files, Medals and Land Applications
  • War Diaries of the First World War (Archived)

Military Genealogy Discovering your families military past

National Archives of Canada National Archives UK Research Guides A to Z

National Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials (NICMM)

Native Soldiers Foreign Battlefields

Naval Monument honours Royal Canadian Navy prairie seamen and RCN ships H.M.C.S. Regina (K234) and H.M.C.S. Weyburn (K 173)

New Finding Aids Online: Department of Militia and Defence (RG9) circa 1914–1919

Newspaper Resources on Saskatchewan Gen Web ~ an invaluable resource for obituaries, war announcements for veteran arrivals, and contingent departures to serve in the theatre of war

The Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry is one of three Permanent Force in Canada photo set on Flickr Library and Archives Canada LAC

Published Histories: Discover what individuals or military units did during the war | Library and Archives Canada Blog

Revolution Rejected: Canada and the American Revolution: War

Rootsweb Mailing Lists: Boards > Topics > Military
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Royal Alberta Museum - Miliarty and Politial HIstory - The Poster War

Royal Canadian Legion

Saskatchewan Archives | Family History Research | Military Records

Saskatchewan Geo-Memorial Project

Saskatchewan Military Records ~ Learn

Saskatchewan War Experience - A Saskatchewan Digital Alliance Collaboration - University of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan's War Memorials

Saskatchewan War Memorial Project - Regina Prairie History Blog

Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial - "commemorates Saskatchewan's war dead" (Listing and interactive website)
Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial Updated

Understand the Abbreviations Commonly Found in Military Service Files | Library and Archives Canada Blog

Veterans Affairs Canada Veterans Affairs Canada
--History,Medals and Decorations, Memorials, Records and Collections

War Grave and Memorial Photographs - War Grave Photographic Project - Canadian War Museum, Canada's National Museum of Military History, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - A Chronology of Canadian Military History - c. 1000

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War of 1812 (1807-1815)

Vades of 1812 (New Podcast Episode) Library and Archives Canada

Field Officers of the Canadian Regiment of Fencible Infantry in 1812

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1885 North West Rebellion Riel's Revolt

The Canadian Military Heritage Project Lest We Forget Northwest Rebellion

Louis David Riel, 1844-1885BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives

Métis Nation History - Commemorating 2010 Year of the Métis Nation Anniversary

Northwest Campaign

Northwest Resistance

North West Resistance - The Discover Blog - Library and Archives Canada LAC

Opposing Viewpoints

The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Story of Louis Riel: the Rebel Chief by J. E. Collins

Records relating to Louis Riel and the North West Rebellion. 1,066 images scanned online by from the National Library and Archives of Canada. Records consist of correspondences, lists, notes, warrants and evidence statments including Louis Riel's papers from Batoche May 11, 1885.

Riel, Dumont, and the 1885 Northwest Rebellion

Saskatchewan And Its People

Saskatoon Gen Web Project: Batoche / Frog Lake PHOTOS

The Story of Riel's Revolt: Canada 1885

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Anglo-Boer war (1899-1902)


BOER-WAR Mailing list. To subscribe send the word subscribe as the only text in the body of a message to (mail mode) or (digest mode).

Book of Remembrance South African War (1899-1902) and the Nile Expedition (1884-1885).

Canada and the South African War, 1899-1902 War Museum

Canada at Ypres / Le Canada à Ypres.As the last major Belgian city in Allied hands during the First World War, Ypres provided a defensive position from which to protect French ports on the English Channel. Library and Archives Canada LAC on Flickr

Canadian Anglo-Boer War Museum

Canada Gen Web Roll of Honour Project

The Canadian Military Heritage Project Lest We Forget Boer War

Candian Soldiers of the South African War 1899-1902

Olive Tree Genealogy - Boer War

Boer (South African) War 1899-1902

South African Scrip - Saskatchwean Homestead Index Project - SHIP - Searchable Database

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World War I (1914-1918)

Borden Battery – CEF Study Group Moderator Regina, Canada (aka Dwight G Mercer) sent in this information

As Remembrance Day approaches, the vast majority of Canadians may pause for two minutes of silence. Nevertheless, there are also thousands of researchers (amateur and professional) who are studying and relearning the lessons of the Great War. Much historic material has been digitally scanned and is being made available under the concept of “Open Source”.
Most often the research is focussed on “telling the story” of hundreds of thousands of Canadian men and women who became part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the Great War.
Genealogy is an important element in reconstructing the volunteer military histories of these men and women associated with the Great War.
Membership in the CEF Study Group discussion forum is also free and new members are always welcome.
A Copy of the latest edition of the "List of Recommended Great War Websites" – 11 November 2022
CEF Study Group Discussion Forum Press Release
Small sample of the how some Great War Records can be used to create biographical vignettes

28th North - West Battalion Headquarters

100th anniversary of the Composition of the iconic poem In Flanders Fields - The Discvoer Blog - Library and Archives Canada LAC

Albert Memorial Bridge

Alice Isaacson's Photo Album / L'album de photos d'Alice Isaacson.BiblioArchives / LibraryArchivesThe incredible contribution of Canadian nursing sisters in the First World War...

Animals in War (1914-1918) | Library and Archives Canada Blog

An Archival Look At World War I Queen's University Archives

Archivia Net - National Archives
--Canadian Expeditionary Force - First World War Searchable

Battle of Passchendaele: Resources at Library and Archives Canada

Book of Remembrance - First World War

Book of Remembrance - Merchant Navy

Brief History of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Niagara Historical Museum. (pdf)

Canada and the First World War / Le Canada et la Première Guerre mondialeBiblioArchives / LibraryArchives

Canada In Flanders: The Official Story of the Canadian Expeditionary Force
--Listing of Personnel to whom Honours and Awards were granted up to c. Nov. 15, 1915

Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group

Canadian Great War homepage
--Canada's role in WW1 - biographies, stories, genealogy research addresses

Canadian Great War Project

Canadian Jewish Casualties in the ARmed Forces

The Canadian Military Heritage Project Lest We Forget World War I

Canadian Military Heritage Project - WW1 Attestation Papers of Women in the War

A Canadian's Visit to Vimy Ridge and the First War Battlefields of Flanders

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Digitization of CEF Canadian Expeditionary Force Service Files - Library and Archives Canada LAC
*--Soldiers of the First World War - 1914-1918 SEARCHABLE BY SURNAME ONLINE Library and Archives Canada LAC

Finding the forty-seven; Canadian Nurses of the First World War

First Canadian Casualties of the First World War - The Discover Blog - Library and Archives Canada LAC

First World War Centenary Honouring Canada's Victoria Cross Receipients -The Discover Blog - Library and Archives Canada LAC

Frequently Asked Questions for the Personnel Records Unit | Library and Archives Canada Blog

Great War Homepage - Find Military Ancestors and Build Your Family Tree

Héritage Portal War Diaries of the First World War 3 digitized microfilm reels
"...This collection consists of war diaries for Canadian units during the First World War which describe the daily activities of a unit or formation on active service. "

Héritage Portal World War I : Veterans claim cards 9 digitized microfilm reels
"...This collection consists of veterans claims card indexes arranged alphabetically by name of claimants. The information consists of the land location number, file number and the ex-regimental number of claimant. . "

Héritage Portal Department of External Affairs Library : newspaper clippings and manuals 2 digitized microfilm reels
"The clippings deal with a wide range of subjects, including the CEF, Imperial Trade, Conscription ..."

Héritage Portal Air Ministry. Air 1 and Air 2e 43 digitized microfilm reels
"...This collection consists of a subject index and file list of official records of World War One aviation activities that were amassed by the Directorate of History at the Department of National Defence as source material for the first volume of the official history of the RCAF. ..."

Héritage Portal Ministry of the Overseas Military Forces of Canada : Courts martial records, 1914-1919 27 digitized microfilm reels
"This collection consists of courts martial records compiled during or after the First World War. ..."

Honouring Canada's Victoria Cross Recipients - Lietenant Edward Donald Beliew and Company sergeant Major Frederick William Hall - The Discover Blog - Library and Archives Canada LAC

How to Order Military Records from the Personnel Records Unit | Library and Archives Canada Blog

Learning About your WWI Relative - The Great WAr Society's Genealogical Research Help

Linked Open Data Sets for the First World War - The Discover Blog - Library and Archives Canada LAC

Links to Other Web Sites - Veterans Affairs Canada

Little known 1918 battle: Battle of Iwuy - "the last Canadian cavalry charge, and the only engagement of Canadian troops with German tanks during the First World War." and the Saskatchewan soldiers.

Long Long Trail - The British Army in the Great War of 1914-1918

Military - Canada Mailing Lists

Military - Canada Miscellaneous Mailing Lists

Military - Miscellaneous Mailing Lists

Military Tanks / Chars d'assautBiblioArchives / LibraryArchives

Millions of Archival Newspaper Pages Set to Go Online

Photography of the First World War - - The Discover Blog - Library and Archives Canada LAC

Soldier Grants - Saskatchwean Homestead Index Project - SHIP - Searchable Database
Soldier Settlement Act of 1919: Land Grants were awarded to 25,000 veteran soldier settlers.

Souvenir 210th Battalion, C.E. F. reunion, January 28 th, 1920, Moose Jaw, Sask 1920

World War One Remembered at the University of Saskatchewan

Vimy Ridge, April 9, 1917 / Crête de Vimy le 9 avril 1917BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives

War Animals (1914-1918) / Les animaux à la guerre (1914-1918)BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives

War Diaries of the First World War and image search - The Discover Blog - Library and Archives Canada LAC

War Diary of Lieutenant William L Hayes M. C. 1915—1919
(Includes Battle of Iwuy) 2nd Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)
6th Infantry Brigade (The Iron Sixth)
28th Battalion (The Northwest Battalion)
D Company

What You Will Find in a Canadian Military Service File | Library and Archives Canada Blog

Will these World War I War Medals Make Their Way Home? Can you help?

Woodland Aerial Photography
--War Memorials Geo-Memorial Sites in Northern Saskatchewan

World War I Document Archive

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World War II (1939-1945)

Battle of Ortona, 1943 / Bataille d’Ortona – 1943BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives

Battle of Ortona - Discover Blog - Library and Archives Canada LAC

Battle of the Atlantic / La bataille de l’AtlantiqueBiblioArchives / LibraryArchives

Board Game from 1942
Carrying the Tools to Britain
CBC Radio Canada
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Book Title One family's war : the wartime letters of Clarence Bourassa, 1940-1944
Author: by Rollie Bourassa ; with an introduction by Will Chabun.
Published: Regina : CPRC Press 2010.
ISBN 9780889772212 0889772215

Book Title: Kamp Westerbork, transit camp to eternity : the liberation story
Author: by Cecil E. Law.
Published: Clementsport, N.S. : Canadian Peacekeeping Press, 2000.
ISBN 1896551351

Book of Remembrance Second World War

Book of Remembrance - Merchant Navy

British Commonwealth Air Training Plan During the Second World War, the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) mobilized Canadian experts, initiated the building of airfields, conducted research. - images on Flicr Library and Archives Canada LAC

Canada and the Second World War / Le Canada et la Deuxième Guerre mondialeBiblioArchives / LibraryArchives

Canada At War - Virtual War Memorial (Searcahable by name)

Canada in Sicily, 1943 / Le Canada en Sicile – 1943BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives

The Canadian Military Heritage Project Lest We Forget World War II

Canada Remembers

Canadian Heroes

Canadian War Brides of World War II

Canadian Roots UK - Canadian War Children of World War II

Commander Harold Wilson Balfour OBE VD RCNVR Recognized for Outstanding Civic Service and Meritorious Military Achievement. H.W. Balfour's Truly Impressive Career.

Dad's War Finding and Telling Your Father's World War II Story

D-Day, June 6, 1944, 70th Anniversary Commemoration ~ Are you ready for a trip to France?

D-Day June 6, 1944/ Jour JBiblioArchives / LibraryArchives

Dieppe Raid / Raid sur DieppeBiblioArchives / LibraryArchives

Greater Game of War - Hockey and WWII

Héritage Portal Directorate of Movements 152 digitized microfilm reels
"The Directorate of Movements 1939-1948 (or DMove, as it was also known) was responsible for the movement by land, sea and air of troops, stores and animals required by the military during the Second World War, both in Canada and overseas. During the course of the war, this directorate coordinated the movement of more than 650,000 Canadian service personnel to the United Kingdom, as well as countless thousands of tons of cargo and military stores. DMove was under the authority of the Quartermaster General (QMG) and was centred at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa. However, it had a number of field offices at ports and railway termini in Canada. "

Héritage Portal Directorate of Internment Operations 2 digitized microfilm reels
"During the Second World War, the Minister of Justice could detain anyone acting "in any manner prejudicial to the public safety or the safety of the state." Thus both enemy nationals, such as Germans, Italians and Japanese peoples. and Canadian citizens were subject to internment. The army and the Secretary of State shared administrative responsibility for internment camps in Canada during the war, and these camps operated in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and New Brunswick. Citizens could also be interned for belonging to outlawed organizations such as the Communist Party, so some felt that internment was used as a weapon against labour leaders.This collection consists of subject files created and retained in the office of the Director of Internment Operations which relate to the internment in Canada of German and Italian prisoners of war and of Canadian residents whose loyalty was suspect during the Second World War. In addition to policy files, there are inspection reports and returns as well as files relating to welfare matters, complaints and intelligence. The series also contains pay documents, medical documents and an alphabetic index of prisoners of war and internees on microfilm (see reels T-7020 to T-7057). These constitute a finding aid to other internment records as they indicate the camps in which the prisoners were held. "

Héritage Portal
War diaries
742 digitized microfilm reels
"...This collection consists of war diaries for Canadian units during the Second World War which describe the daily activities of a unit or formation on active service. "

Hong Kong, 1941-1945BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives

How to find out if a war diary from the Second World War is on microfilm | Library and Archives Canada Blog

Saskatchewan Geo-Memorial Project
Government of Saskatchewan set up a process to name islands, bays, lakes and other landmarks after Saskatchewan soldiers who had given up their lives during World War I and II.

Memory Project - Stories of the Second World War

Montgomery Place. (Saskatoon, SK, CA) Est. in 1946 by Our War Veterans.

Notable Military Records Set by Saskatchewan Men. Saskatoon Star Phoenix. May 16, 1955. Google News Archive. URL accessed April 5, 2013.

Our Roots Canada's Local histories Online - Stained Glass Name: A Dedication of Remembrance - First Presbyterian Church (Regina, Sask.)., Marshall, David G.

Peel War Board Records - 2,826 alphabetical service records who served WWII

The Regina Rifles in WW II (1st Battalion, Regina Rifles (aka the Regina Johns))

Saskatoon Light Infantry War Diaries (Searchable by name) University of Saskatchewan Archives

Saskatoon Light Infantry World War II Casualties

Second World War Service Files: The Canadian Armed Forces War Dead

The Second World War Veteran's Affairs Canada

The Second World War Veteran's Affairs Canada

The Second World War Veteran's Affairs Canada- Search: Service Files of the Second World War – War Dead, 1939-1947 SEARCHABLE ONLINE BY SURNAME

South Saskatchewan Regiment History

Saskatoon Light Infantry

Saskatoon Light Infantry (M.G.) 1939-1945

The Valour and the Horror - Canada at War

They Shall Grow Not Old
Bios of 18,000 Canadian RCAF personnel who lost their lives Sept. 3, 1939 and Aug. 12, 1945
Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum Memorial Book

Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) / Jour de la Victoire en EuropeBiblioArchives / LibraryArchives

VZW Belgium - Canada Second World War

War Diaries: Discover what individuals or military units did during the war | Library and Archives Canada Blog

War Memorial U.S.

World War II Prisoner of War Archive (Searchable by name)

World War II Troop Ships

World War II Allied Aircraft Crashes in the Netherlands


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World War II and the University of Saskatchewan - COTC service records :: University of Saskatchewan Archives [Listing by Serviceman alphabetically]

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Korean War (1950-1953).

Book of Remembrance Korean War (1950-1953)

Korean War [photos] / La guerre de CoréeBiblioArchives / LibraryArchives

Valour Remembered - Canadians in Korea - Veteran's Affairs Canada

Korea Veterans Association of Canada - Korea War Project

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United States- campaign against terrorism: Operation Enduring Freedom (Sept. 11, 2001 - ) - Fighting Terrorism

Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry PPCLI

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Afghanistan and peace keeping missions

Michelle Lang. Canadian Journalist. Jan 31, 1975-Dec 30, 2009. Afghanistan Casualty.

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