Record of Service of Officers 1914-1919

In 1920, the Canadian Army Service Corps published this book which details the history and formation of the 2nd Divisional Train, as well as demographics of the enlisters. This source also lists the C.A.S.C. officers from the First World War, their address, and changes to rank or station.

Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps Parade

During the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps were instrumental in the treatment and rehabilitation of the thousands of Canadian casualties in all theatres of war. These photographs, likely taken sometime in the summer of 1940, show an ambulance from the Kitchener-Waterloo 24th Field Ambulance R,C.A.M.C. Unit. 

Blackout Programme

This document outlines the procedure in the event of an electrical blackout. Roles and duties were assigned to various men, with an emphasis on public safety and protecting the infrastructure. 

Artillery Notes - Wire Cutting

Wire-cutting is a technique used during military battles to counter the enemies' use of barbed wire. This handbook offered information to soldiers about the best methods for wire-cutting, the procedures, as well as important safety considerations. Booklets such as these contained confidential information regarding plans of attack, and therefore were forbidden from being brought to the frontlines.

Appointments, Promotions and Retirements

These booklets were issued by the Minister of Militia and Defense in Militia Council for the Canadian Militia. The purpose of these booklets were to document the members within each rank, their regiment, and any changes to rank/position.

Aldershot News - Vol. 1, No. 9

The November 1943 edition of the Aldershot News covers various  articles, most of which share updates in the lives of local soldiers and veterans, as well as short stories and obituaries.

ARP: Air Raid Precautions for Industrial and Business Premises

This training manual was published by the Air Raid Precautions (ARP) Organization to protect Canadian industrial facilities and their workers. This manual refers to a real-life air raid (the "Amazing Summer" in Britain, 1940) in order to teach individuals what to expect, and what to do, in the event of an enemy attack. 


This training manual served to standardize infantry training by teaching musketry instructors and training officers the 'Hythe Method'. This text offers instructions for loading and unloading, shooting positions, and even muscle exercises. 

Training Notes - 8th Reserve Battalion

Training notes issued for the 8th Reserve Battalion in 1917. This document lists the soldiers' daily schedule, drills, and supervising officers. 

139th Battalion CEF

The 139th battalion was recruited in Northumberland County and mobilized in Cobourg, Ontario, with a strength of 21 officers and 495 other ranks. The battalion embarked from Halifax on 27 September 1916, on the troop ship Southland, and disembarked in the UK on 6 October.