Veterans Death Cards: First World War

Available online at Library and Archives Canada: Veterans Death Cards: First World War.

Here is the card for Charles Alexander Sullivan, son of James Edward Sullivan and Anna (“Annie”) Moran:

Charles Sullivan. Veterans Death Cards: First World War, Library and Archives Canada.

And here is the card for Patrick Alfred Finner, son of Benjamin Finner and Mary Galligan:

[Patrick] Alfred Finner. Veterans Death Cards: First World War, Library and Archives Canada.

The collection does not include those who died overseas in active service during World War I (for WWI combat deaths, try searching the database at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission), and it only includes those war veterans whose deaths were reported to Veterans Affairs. The LAC has a Search Help page for Veterans Death Cards: First World War, which explains how to search and how to interpret the abbreviations.

  2 comments for “Veterans Death Cards: First World War

  1. Kathryn Fowler
    28 November 2012 at 11:22 am

    Mary Catherine,
    I can’t find a way to search the death cards….I am trying to find my grandfather’s…
    Any suggestions, tips, leads are all most welcome!
    Many thanks, Kath

  2. M.C. Moran
    28 November 2012 at 11:34 am

    Kathryn,
    The cards are not searchable by name, but the digitized microforms are arranged alphabetically. Each digitized microform has about 1200 to 1300 pages (!), but with death cards in alphabetical order. What is your grandfather’s name? If you are looking for a Fowler, you should start with microform no. 30, which begins with Flint, George. The Fowlers begin on page 1067 of microform 30.

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