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Canadian Expeditionary Force 71st Regiment WW1

Canadian Expeditionary Force 71st Regiment WW1

Posted: 1348771660000
Classification: Query
I am trying to trace my Grandfather Samuel John Kendrick who I think joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1917 in Ontario. He was originally from Ireland and travelled to Canada as one of the "Home Children". Is it possible to get his full record as I have his enlistment record but I would like to find out did he return to Ireland after the war or did he go back to Canada

Re: Canadian Expeditionary Force 71st Regiment WW1

Posted: 1348797146000
Classification: Query
Hello

His service file is available. If you go here it explains how to order a copy: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-119....

Or you can get someone to photograph the file for you. It's quicker. I can do this for you for a small fee. I can be reached at dannybou AT gmail DOT com if it interests you.

Danny

Re: Canadian Expeditionary Force 71st Regiment WW1

Posted: 1352662894000
Classification: Query
Just as a matter of clarification, most of the infantry units in the CEF were Battalions, not Regiments.

Ordering service files from LAC should not take too long, and the cost - usually - is reasonable, about $20 + shipping. Hiring someone to do this for you isn't really necessary. Moreover, now when someone orders a copy of a file, LAC will digitize it and put it online for everyone to access.
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