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54th Battalion Canadian Infantry, World War One
This website honours those who served in the 54th Kootenay Battalion. Included is the regimental history, maps, images and details on many 54th  members, a great wealth of information. Also the British Columbia History Federation Web Prize winner.


The CEF Study Group is a discussion forum on the role of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) in the Great War.  Emphasis is on co-ordinated study, information exchange and discussion of the Great War from the perspective of the CEF.

CEF Study Group  -  Recommended URL Websites

The following Great War websites are considered of a higher quality and/or represent unique sources of information on the Internet.
If you have a recommendation Internet website related to either the Canadian Expeditionary Force and/or the Great War in general, you can forward them to "Borden Battery" at the following email address:

The CEF Study Group can be accessed at the following URL address:

CEF General Research Websites

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

 Library and Archives Canada - Military History
The fundamental URL for most CEF researchers.  This site contains the following:

 Library and Archives Canada - Soldiers of the First World War (1914-1918)
Over 600,000 Canadians enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the First World War (1914-1918). The CEF database is an index to those personnel files, which are held by the National Archives. To date, over 800,000 images of Attestation papers have been scanned and are being made available on-line.

 Library and Archives Canada  - War Diaries of the First World War      
This database contains the digitized War Diaries of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) units. From the start of the First World War, CEF units were required to maintain a daily account of their “Actions in the Field.” This log was called a War Diary. The War Diaries are not personal diaries, rather they are a historical record of a unit’s administration, operations and activities during the First World War.

 Official History of the Canadian Army in the First World War
- Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919, Colonel G. W. L. Nicholson, C.D., Army Historical Section
This is the classic reference text [the Bible] for any student of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War. The original text is very difficult to obtain, however, the document is now available in .pdf format directly from the historical section of the Canadian Armed Forces website. [Note: The pagination in the online document is different than the original document - therefore citations with page number references cannot be used.]

Canadian Military History Journal
Canadian Military History is a "journal-in-a-magazine-format" published by the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies since 1992. Presently in its 13th volume, CMH continues to fulfill its original mandate, this being to explore all aspects of Canada's military history, from the earliest days through to the twenty-first century. Particular emphasis is given to the First and Second World Wars.

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 Canadian War Museum
The Canadian War Museum (CWM) is an affiliated museum of the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The Canadian War Museum, the national military history museum is also a centre for research and the dissemination of information and expertise on all aspects of the country's military past from the pre-contact era to the present.

*Canadian Great War Project
This site is intended to be used to research Canadians who participated in the Great War 1914-1919. The content is primarily database driven to facilitate searches for information. The site is, and will continue to be, a work in progress, and is becoming a collaborative effort among those interested in researching Canada and the Great War.

Canadian Military History - A Bibliography of Regimental and Military Histories and Relative Material in the University of Calgary Library - a comprehensive listing of CEF material in one quick to access site.

BEF, CEF, AIF, AEF & French - General Websites

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

The Regimental Warpath
A good start in listing of a wide range of national military units from the Great War.  More work needs to be done on the Canadian Expeditionary Force, perhaps some member could assist in the work being done by volunteer effort by the site owner.

*Canada & World War One - the First Contingent
This website serves as a major linkage to a very wide range of websites and discussion forums and is a first destination when looking for a very wide range of new links. This  website [MSN] contains a large number of linkages, photographs, articles and information. Managed by canadawwi (aka Marika)

The First World War. Com - The War to End All Wars
The purpose of this website is to provide an overview of the First World War.  Necessarily a long-term undertaking - and a little over four years into the process - much remains to be covered. Michael Duffy, site editor

The Great War Society
The Great War Society encourages discussion, learning, scholarship and independent research on the events surrounding the First World War. This site is designed to reach those of you who share our enthusiasm and interest in this historical era, to allow correspondence between us and to assist you in your investigations.

*The Old Front Line
This is a web site dedicated to the history and battlefields of the Great War 1914-1918 and provides information about the war and on how to visit the battlefields in France and Flanders.  It compliments the research and tour guide operation of Paul Reed [military historian and author of several books in the 'Battleground Europe' series published by Pen & Sword]

Australian War Memorial
The website provides sections on Australian Military History, First World War Official Histories, Australian Military Units and Military Organizational and Structure

Hellfire Corner Great War and the home of Tom Morgan Military Books
A significant number of articles, book listings and other Great War website links.

AEF - The Story of the American Expeditionary Forces - Doughboy Center
The site is linked to the Great War Society and contains a wide range of topics and information on the American Expeditionary Force.

Western Front Association
The Western Front Association was formed with the aim of furthering interest in the period 1914-1918, to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of all those who served their countries in France and Flanders and their own countries during The Great War. It does not seek to justify or glorify war. It is not a re-enactment society, nor is it commercially motivated. It is entirely non-political. The object of The Association is to educate the public in the history of The Great War with particular reference to the Western Front. Applications for membership are welcomed from anyone with a like mind.

Individual Great War Soldier Websites

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

*1st Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade - Pte. Richard William Mercer
Personal Letters from the Great War: 1915 - 1919
1st CMMGB: Pte RW Mercer - Letters from the Great War

*The Great War: Vimy Ridge George Van Wyck Laughton, M.C., Canadian - Serving in the British 3rd Army, 34th Division, 26th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Irish)
Documents have now been posted that relate to research on the Great War as seen by 2nd Lt. George Van Wyck Laughton, M.C., primarily as it applies to the Battle of Arras.  The website also has a very good set of URL links to many other interesting sites.

The Canadian Letters and Images Project
This site features a strong selection of personal letters from the Great War.  If you are interested in the life and thoughts of the common Other Ranks, this is a site to visit.

*For Valour - Sgt. Hugh Cairns, V.C., D.C.M.
Detailed and well-presented website on Sgt. Hugh Cairns and the background and events associated with his Victoria Cross in 1918.
Created by  Rod Filan in association with Rosebud's WWI and Early Aviation Image Archive.

*Sgt. Hugh Cairns Website - Valenciennes, France
Alain Dubois is trying to get in touch with relatives of Sergeant Hugh Cairns V.C. (born December 4th, 1896 in Ashington, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, enlisted on August 2nd, 1915, with the 65th Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment). Sgt. H. Cairns died on November 2nd, 1918 in Valenciennes, France.
Alain lives in Valenciennes and works at the Mont Houy university campus, Mont Houy being a place just outside Valenciennes which the Canadian troops - 46th Battalion - crossed when they liberated Valenciennes on November 1st, 1918. The exact spot where the Canadian troops entered the city is now called Canada Square ("Place du Canada").

Canadian VC Recipients - Canada Veteran Affairs
All 94 Canadian winners of the VC follow (full citations to these awards are recorded in 1000 Brave Canadians, published by The Unitrade Press):

*Percy Henry Forsey - A Soldier Of The Great War
The web site contains details of the fight for the "Quadrilateral" 9th Oct 1916 on the Somme just to the West of Le Sars and the Battle of Vimy Ridge from April 9th to 30th 1917. It features Percy Forsey killed at Vimy Ridge April 1917 and is built from the details  found in the CEF war diaries.  Developed and maintained by Brett Olive

Gunner Bertram Howard Cox
The following 38 letters were written to his family during WW1 and were transcribed by his daughter Molly in 2002. Notes in parenthesis are clarifications by Molly. The army censored all soldier's letters involved at battle. Some of these letters had eraser marks, as noted by Bert, most likely concerning locations or movements of soldiers/battalions which had been written about.

Harold S. Gamblin – Memories of WW1
I enlisted in the 4th Canadian Siege Battery on the 26th day of October, 1915. It was mobilized and stationed on Partridge Island, which as you know is in the outer part of Saint John Harbour. I was17 years old at the time of my enlistment and therefore had to have the consent of my parents, which they reluctantly gave. On arrival in Partridge Island I had discovered that anyone under the age of 18 would not be accepted for overseas duty. Therefore when the time came for my enlistment in the 4th Overseas Siege Battery, I gave my age as 18 and had no trouble about it.

The Clan Boyd Society, International Web Site
This extended family website contains the names of 40 men of the Boyd surname who were killed in the Great War.

Filip Konowal, V.C.
Filip Konowal, a Ukrainian Canadian volunteer with the 47th Canadian Infantry Battalion fought with exceptional valour in August 1917 during the battle for Hill 70. For his courage Konowal was awarded the Victoria Cross by King George V who  remarked: "Your Exploit is one of the most daring and heroic in the history of my army. For this, accept my thanks."  Comprehensive website.

Memories of the Forgotten War: The World War I - Diary of Pte. V. E. Goodwin
The memoirs of Vincent Goodwin offer a window into the forgotten times of World War One. We have taken excerpts from Dr. Beatty's writings on Mr. Goodwin's diaries that were particularly interesting or relevant to our coverage of the War. Text quoted is that of Mr. Goodwin with narration by Dr. Beatty.

Individual Battalion and Regimental Websites

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

*6th Brigade & 2nd Battalion - Canadian Machine Gun Corps
Objective is to collate resources relating to the history of the 6th Brigade Canadian Machine Gun Company, later becoming part of the 2nd Battalion Canadian Machine Gun Corps, during the First World War, and make them available on the Internet. In addition, the website includes war diary transcriptions, the complete transcription of A History of the Canadian Machine Gun Corps by Lt.-Col. C.S. Grafton, (1938) and other personal letters from the Great War. Brett Payne website.

Newfoundlanders in the Twenty-Fifth Battalion, C.E.F., 1914-1916
Seventy-five men who had been born in Newfoundland served in the 25th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.  The unit was raised in Nova Scotia.  Forty men residents while the rest were living in Nova Scotia.  This is yet another indication of the numbers of natives of Newfoundland who have migrated to Nova Scotia through the past two hundred years.

Royal Newfoundland Regiment  & The Newfoundland Forestry Corps - World War 1
An impressive and detailed website regarding the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, the regimental history [The First Five Hundred - A History of the Royal  Newfoundland   Regiment], nominal rolls, war graves, and general information.  Site maintained by Daniel Breen.

*28th Northwest Battalion
The 28th (North-west) Battalion was recruited in 1914 from the Manitoba / Saskatchewan area of Canada. The battalion went overseas to Britain as part of the 'Second Contingent' in June of 1915. There it joined 6th Brigade, 2nd Division of the Canadian Corps. The last soldier killed on the Western Front was Private G. Price of the 28th, shot by a sniper while on patrol at 10:58 am, Nov. 11, 1918, two minutes before the armistice.  This website has a significant amount of research work within it including a detailed database.

*54th Kootenay Battalion Honours & Awards
This well-designed site features a compilation of Honours and Awards to the 54th Kootenay Battalion C.E.F.  There is linkages of members to Attestation Papers, Medal Citations, cemetery records photographs and recorded music.  Well done.

57th Regiment - Peterborough Rangers
A listing of 125 men from the Peterborough area who enlisted in the 57th Regiment in 1914. 1914 Roll of Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men 57th Regiment, Peterborough Rangers. These men were trained at Camp Valcartier in Quebec and assigned to the 2nd, Eastern Ontario Battalion. They first saw action, at First Ypres, in April, 1915.

85th Highland Battalion - The Nova Scotia Highlanders Heritage Society
The Society is raising funds to refurbish and re-dedicate the memorial to the Battalion losses at Zonnebeke, Belgium in the area of the Battle of Paschendaele.  Part of the site is still under construction with the start of the listing of names of soldiers.

102nd Infantry Battalion - North British Columbia
Website contains full regimental history, details on soldiers including a VC winner from September 1918.

106th Overseas Battalion - C.E.F. Nova Scotia Rifles
A listing of all the officers and men by the 14 platoons.  There are also photographs of each man.  This is an interesting little website for this battalion.

CANUCK - The Canadian Solider in the 20th Century
- First World War Canadian Formation, Corps and Regimental Histories
A good, graphic presentation of the CEF formations in the Great War, the breakdown by various units and a listing of current battalion and regimental histories.  The badges or shoulder patches are also presented where applicable.  Produced by Michael A. Dorosh.

The Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment
With the advent of the First World War, details of the 21st Regiment Essex Fusiliers, as it was then called, were placed on active service on 6 August 1914 for local protective duty. The 21st Regiment contributed initially to the 1st Battalion, CEF upon its formation in September 1914. Later, LCol ES Wigle organized the 18th Battalion, CEF largely from Essex Fusilier members. The 21st Regiment Essex Fusiliers continued its recruiting efforts and filled out the ranks of the 99th and 241st Battalions. The 24th Kent Regiment raised the 186th Battalion CEF and also contributed to the 1st and 18th Battalions. The 18th Battalion served in France and Flanders with the 4th Infantry Brigade from 15 September 1915 until the Armistice. This battalion was followed by the 99th, 186th and 241st under the command of LCol TS Welch and LCol WL McGregor, respectively. It was their task to provide reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field.

The Royal Highland Regiment of Canada  - The Black Watch
During World War I, 11,954 officers and enlisted men fought in the three battalions of the Canadian Regiment, winning twenty-six battle honours. Of those who served, 2,163 were killed, 6,014 were wounded and 821 were decorated. Six of the decorated members were awarded the Victoria Cross.

Great War Honour Websites

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.

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

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 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.

*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.

Other Miscellaneous Great War Websites

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

War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
A listing of war memorials and cenotaphs in Nova Scotia, often with photographs.

Canadian Legion Magazine Website
The website contains both historic and contemporary articles and notices of interest to the military historian.

Canadian Military History Gateway
This is a valuable attempt to integrate all the on-line government sources relating to military history into one search engine.

The Geography of the Great War - Frank M. McMurray, Ph.D., New York, The MacMillan Co. 1919
An interesting presentation of the original book in digital form.  It is a large document and loads slowly, however, it presents the geography of the Great War from a 1919 perspective.

Sir Douglas Haig's Despatches as British Commander-in-Chief, 1916-19
When Douglas Haig was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the British Armies operating in France and Flanders in December 1915 he was expected to follow in the tradition of his predecessors with the periodical submittal of despatches from the Front, each detailing the progress of his armies' campaigns since the last such report. Haig thus ensured delivery of eight despatches covering British operations from December 1915 until the war's close in November 1918.

Imperial War Museum - United Kingdom
The Imperial War Museum is a multi-branch national museum founded in 1917 to record the story of the Great War and the contributions made to it by the peoples of the Empire.  It maintain collections of works of art, which include over 15,000 paintings, drawings and sculptures and 30,000 posters; objects ranging from aircraft, armoured fighting vehicles and naval vessels to uniforms, badges, personal equipment, and medals and decorations; documents, both British and foreign; printed books comprising a national reference library of over 155,000 items; 120 million feet of cine film and over 6,500 hours of video tape; over 6 million photographs and photographic negatives and transparencies, and some 32,000 recorded hours of historical sound recordings

The Heritage of the Great War
The is based in The Netherlands and features material in English and Dutch.  It provides an interesting and different perspective on the Great War.

In Flanders Field Museum
This Belgium website operates in conjunction with the museum.  There are images and sound - therefore normal dial-up connections may not be sufficient to access this site.  A sensitive presentation of the battles in Flanders.

Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies (CISS)
Established in 1976, the Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies (CISS) has gained wide recognition as the nation's foremost source of independent and balanced information and research on a broad range of issues affecting Canada. It satisfies a need for a body of informed opinion on defence and security issues and stimulates greater public awareness of national and international developments.

The Regimental Rogue - Canada
Conditions of Award of Battle Honours for The Great War 1914-1919. There is also a comprehensive listing of the battles of the Great War. Captain Michael O'Leary, Royal Canadian Regiment, maintains the personal website.

The Duke of York's Royal Military School
The Mavor collection is two bound volumes of correspondence, reports and military orders collected and collated by Dr. James Mavor, former Professor of political economy of Toronto University. The correspondence covers a narrow period of the First World War, abbreviated WWI, from August 1914 to September 1915 and covers a wide range of operations in the conflict. This range includes pre-war Germany, France, England, Gallipoli, and Mesopotamia. Mavor's correspondence collected from a wide circle of family, friends, former students and colleagues who were involved in the fighting or directly affected by it as in the case of Mrs. Alfred E. Mavor whose journal, beginning 1 August 1914 and ending 5 August 1914, provides an interesting experience of a non-combatant hoping to reach safety before the fighting began.

The State and the Great War - Newfoundland
A good selection of articles, photographs, videos and audio recordings.  I noted a unique series of platoon portraits of many of the men.

The Diggers [The Netherlands]
The Diggers are a team of enthusiasts diggings for World War I relics. We often refer to ourselves as amateur-archaeologists, hoping that the 'real' professional archaeologists will not take offence at this, as our field is a lot more limited. For the past years we have been active especially on a Boezinge battlefield site (near Ypres (Ieper), in the west of Belgium).

Military Communications and Electronics Museum
The First World War saw the development of spark wireless, buried telephone cable and message rockets, in addition to motorcyclist dispatch riders, messenger dogs, carrier pigeons, and the old reliable lamp and flags.

Canadian Signalling Corps
When war broke out, the 10 officers, eight attached officers and 276 men of the Canadian Signal Corps were attached to the Canadian Engineers for discipline and administration.

Johnny Canuck's Wartime History of Canada
Canadian schools, not entirely through their own fault, do at best a mediocre job of telling Canada's wartime history to the country's youth. The main aim of this site is to do exactly that - to build a sense of pride through information and education.

The Memory Project - Part of the Dominion Institute
The Dominion Institute was established in 1997 by a group of young people concerned about the erosion of a common memory in Canada. In the space of seven short years, the Dominion Institute has had a far-reaching impact on Canadians’ perceptions of their history and shared citizenship, through groundbreaking public opinion research, high-profile Internet, education and television programming, book publications, and meaningful curriculum reform.

The Great War Website
This site has been created by Joanna Legg (neé Parker) and Graham Parker and aims to provide an overview of battlefields on The Western Front and the sites of educational interest for the visitor today. The location of museums, sites of interest, cemeteries and memorials are combined with photographs and commentary. The Ypres Salient and The Somme are the two main areas covered at present with more battle sites to be added.
An innovative, 98 page Battle Study is a special feature of this site. The detailed story is told from both the German and Allied sides of the wire with the aid of Map and Timeline windows. Maps, previously untranslated German material and original research add fascinating details to the study

WordIQ Website - The Great War
An interesting and unique encyclopedia-like website with a wide range of document sources and hypertext links to further information.

Canvas of War - Masterpieces from the Canadian War Museum
A recommended site with an important cross-section of paintings from the Great War, the Second World War and more recent campaigns.

Canadian Expeditionary Force Tunic Patterns 1903 to 1919  [The Kaiser Bunker]
A interesting site with a good representation of military tunics and formation patches from the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

Canadian Genealogy and History Links
The website contains a wide range of Internet links on the Canadian military and genealogical topics.

General Great War Machine Gun Websites

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

Training, Multi-National Formations, and Tactical Efficiency: 
The Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigades in 1918
Conference of Defence Associations Institute in collaboration with the Centre for International Relations at Queen’s University and the War Studies Programme at the Royal Military College of Canada.
Conference paper presented by Mike Holden, U of New Brunswick, Canada.

Great War Photographic and Mapping Websites

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

Jack Turner’s War - Photographs
Website provides about 200 original photographs from the Great War.  Text is a little weak, however, many photographs will not be seen elsewhere

Autochromes de la guerre 1914-1918
Website [in French] with photographs from the Great War

The National Film Board WW1 Film Project
The NFB continue a program to digitize Canadian films from WW1. The only downside is having to use my least favourite media player, RealPlayer.  However, the images have a haunting impact on the viewer.

Great War in a Different Light
Accounts and Galleries from Great War Books and Magazines with more than 6000 Authentic Period Photos, Illustrations and News articles.

Imperial War Museum - Trench Map and Trench Map CD
This selection of 175 large-scale (1:10,000 or approximately 6-inches to 1 mile) trench maps has been made from the collection of the Imperial War Museum, enabling us to provide almost complete coverage of the British section of the Western Front in the 1914-18 war, from the North Sea at Nieuport in Belgium southwards to St. Quentin. They form a most useful database for historians, GCSE and A-level students, battlefield tours, family history researchers, etc., and everyone interested in the First World War.

Trenches on the Web -  Map Room
Twenty-five general maps of the Great War.

General Great War Nominal Roll Websites

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

50th Battalion 1914-1915
3rd, 12th and 13th Regiments Canadian Mounted Rifles 1915-1916
Canadian Expeditionary Force
These Canadian Expeditionary Force data Nominal Rolls were compiled by AFHS member Lt. Col. W. van der Schee and were published by the AFHS in two volumes in 1994.

General Great War Air Force Websites

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

The Story of World War 1 Aviation
The history of World War One aviation is a rich and varied story. It was marked by a period of very rapid technological development.  This site is quite comprehensive.

Flieger Album - German Album of Photographs from Great War
All text in German.  However, many excellent photographs of German aircraft, pilots and buildings from the Great War.  Of special interest to aviation researchers.

First World War Honours & Awards to Canadians in the British Flying Services
This data base was prepared by H.A. Halliday and is drawn primarily from a card file now held by the Directorate of History and Heritage, Canadian Forces Headquarters.  It includes some awards for services in Russia following the First World War.

This on-line edition of Manfred von Richthofen's 1917 book Der Rote Kampfflieger is based on the English language version originally translated by J. Ellis Barker and published in 1918 under the name The Red Battle Flyer.

General Medical and Cemetery Websites

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

The Royal Chelsea Hospital
An interesting general website outlining a special hostel-hospital for aged British veterans.

Royal Victoria Hospital – List of Nursing Sisters in Great War

Great War Discussion Forums

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*The CEF Study Group - Discussion Forum
The Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) and all aspects of its involvement in the Great War is the focus of this discussion forum.  The CEF Study Group was formed in October 2004.

The Great War Forum - The Long, Long Trail
The story of the British Army of 1914-1918 edited by Chris Baker is a large, 6000+ member discussion forum with emphasis on the British Expeditionary Force.  Some material on the CEF and AIF are discussed on this site.  A companion website contains information the Great War.

The Aerodrome
The Aerodrome is a website dedicated to WWI aviation enthusiasts.

General Great War Artillery Websites

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General Great War Naval Websites

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The following two sites have been built by Chris Baker. They are highly recommended websites to begin researching members of the British Expeditionary Force.

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

The Great War Forum.
The companion site to The Long Long Trail. Members (Pals), are friendly and willing to help.


Additional websites of interest:

Canadian Military Medals and Decorations
Veterans Affairs Canada Site.