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Resources in our Collection
Royal Canadian Air Force Memories Scrapbook
On display at the McLaughlin Branch and now available online in our Full-Text Archive, this scrapbook contains newspaper clippings about Oshawa soldiers who served in the Canadian Air Force. Check the index for a list of names.
Oshawa Book of Remembrance
On display at the McLaughlin Branch, this volume contains photographs and biographical information about Oshawa soldiers lost during the World Wars.
Army Records: A Guide for Family Historians
929.341 SPE (McL)
History of the Ontario Regiment, 1866-1951
940.541271356 SCH (McL)
The Remembered: The Students, Graduates and Staff of the Oshawa Collegiate and Vocational Institute Who Served in the Second World War, 1939-1945
LOCAL HIST PAMPHLET 940.546771356 OSH (McL)
Tracing Your Second World War Ancestors
929.107204 FOW (McL)
Books of Remembrance
Contain the names of Canadians who fought in wars and died either during or after them.
Canadian Forces after 1918, including Second World War
Library and Archives Canada web page for information on accessing military records for soldiers who served in the First and Second World Wars. For soldiers who survived WWII, please note that access restrictions apply to these service records. Further instructions are available on the Application for Military Service Information form (pdf).
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
A registry of information about the graves and memorials of more than 116,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who served valiantly and gave their lives for their country.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The "Debt of Honour Register" is the Commission's database listing the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars and the 23,000 cemeteries, memorials and other locations worldwide where they are commemorated.
The Great Canadian War Project
This site was developed to "promote interest in Canada's participation in World War I...to research the Canadians who participated in the Great War 1914-1919, or other nationalities who served in the CEF."
Last Post – Legion Magazine
Legion Magazine's historical archive database goes back to January 1987. It contains more than 165,000 short death notices for Royal Canadian Legion members with military backgrounds.
The Memory Project
Developed by the Historica-Dominion Institute, the Memory Project is a record of Canada’s participation in WWII, providing living Second World War veterans with the opportunity to share their memories through oral interviews and digitized artefacts and memorabilia.
Soldiers of the First World War – CEF
The CEF database is an index to those personnel files, which are held by Library and Archives Canada. To date, over 800,000 images of Attestation papers have been scanned and are being made available on-line.