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Description found in Archives

War graves registers and related documentation. [textual record]. 

Date(s)

1914-1945

Place of creation

England

32 m of textual records
Textual records
90: Open
Box
from 1 to 302
90: Open
Former BAN no.
120-000306-3
Other accession no.
1992-93/314 GAD

Textual records: The finding aid is a list of registers alphabetically grouped into bound volumes. The finding aid is open. 150-6 90 (Paper)

Commonwealth War Graves Registers, First World War: All or some of the documents described have been digitized and are available at the following address: 90 (Electronic)
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-110.02-e.php?&q2=27&interval=50&sk=0&

Circumstances of Death Registers, First World War: All or some of the documents described have been digitized and are available at the following address: 90 (Electronic)
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-110.02-e.php?&q2=28&interval=50&sk=0&

Registres de sépultures de guerre du Commonwealth, Première Guerre mondiale : Les documents décrits ont été complètement ou en partie numérisés et sont disponibles à l'adresse suivante : 90 (Electronic)
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/numerisation-microforme/006003-110.02-f.php?&q2=27&interval=50&sk=0&

Registres de circonstances du décès, Première Guerre mondiale : Les documents décrits ont été complètement ou en partie numérisés et sont disponibles à l'adresse suivante : 90 (Electronic)
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/numerisation-microforme/006003-110.02-f.php?&q2=28&interval=50&sk=0&

Additional information

The records in this accession consists of records related to the burial of service personnel from both the First and Second World War and are grouped into six different series. Containers 1 to 38 hold applications for the burial of ex-CEF personnel to be buried in Canada or the United States with a military marker supplied by the Government of Canada. These applications were made to the Directorate of Records in the Department of National Defence. Containers 39 to 144, are known as the 'Black Binders' and serve as a register of death and location of the body or memorial, serving primarily as a death certificate and register of burial for those serving in Belgium, France or the United Kingdom. The Directorate of Records created and maintained these registers in Ottawa. Containers 145 to 238 are known as the 'Brown Binders' which focuses on the circumstances of death (if available) with particulars of the initial grave site, if known. The Records Office of the Ministry of the Overseas Military Forces of Canada created these records from information received from the field. Containers 239 to 274 are ledgers covering the death and burial of military service personnel in Canada and the United States during the First World War and afterwards. These ledgers were created and maintained by the Directorate of Records. Containers 275 to 278 are ledgers covering groups killed in the First World War not described in any of the above mentioned records. These include those lost at sea; members of the Siberian Expeditionary Force; enemy aliens interned by Canada; and miscellaneous personnel of the CEF and the Royal Canadian Navy. Containers 279 to 302 are for Second World War Service personnel killed in Canada, including personnel involved in the British Commonwealth Air Training Programme. The records were maintained by the Directorate of Records.

Original extent note
32 m of textual records

Government

Other system control no.