Veterans Groups and Publications

The Manitoba Veteran

The Manitoba Veteran was published by the Great War Veteran Association following the First World War. It mostly covered political and military news in Manitoba, but occasionally touched on national and global stories.

2nd CDAC War Diary

The 2nd Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column of Saint John, New Brunswick, published and distributed the peacetime version of its war diary to veterans of the unit. It includes a list of the current occupations and whereabouts of former members.

Canadian Legion Membership Card

Paid-up members of the Canadian Legion received official membership cards like these, which were issued to veteran Thomas Mitchell, who enlisted in the 107th Battalion in January 1916.

Great War Veterans' Association

Veteran Thomas Mitchell of Saskatchewan, a member of the Great War Veterans' Association of Canada's Regina branch, used this booklet to record his payment of membership fees to the GWVA from 1919 to 1925.

Veterans of different wars

His Majesty's Army and Navy Veterans' Society was established in the late nineteenth century to provide veterans and their families with accessible and affordable recreational activities and social services. Local branches were a congenial environment for veterans returned from the First World War, who were often more comfortable with other former soldiers. 

Veterans Calendar 1939

This veterans' calendar from the year 1939, features an image of the First Canadian Division landing overseas in 1915.

Six Bits

The 75th Battalion drew from the Toronto area, and its association newspaper celebrated its war exploits and the postwar achievements of its members.

Six Bits.pdf (3.67 MB)

The Canadian Corps in Port Colborne

The Canadian Corps Association was founded after the Corps reunion in Toronto in 1934, and a few branches still exist in Canada, the membership rolls bolstered by descendants of originals of the Canadian Corps and veterans of later wars.

Entertainment, dancing and bridge

The Great War Veterans Association was the largest of Canada's ex-soldier groups that decided to remain independent when most others amalgamated into the Canadian Legion in 1926.

A voice for veterans

The Army and Navy Veterans in Canada was one of the few such organizations that decided to remain independent when the Canadian Legion was formed in 1926.