Military Monday: Canadians Second World War Service Files

Digitized files for these WW2 servicemen recently became available online.

NAME DATE OF BIRTH PLACE OF BIRTH
WILSON KENNETH READING 07 Feb 1924 MONTREAL CANADA
GODDARD HERBERT CHARLES 01 Jul 1911 TORONTO CANADA
BAILEY WILLIAM JOHN 25 Jun 1906 BRIAR CREST CANADA
PRENTER SAMUEL 23 Jun 1912 ST JOSEPHS ISLAND CANADA
HOPES WILLIAM ERNEST 18 Sep 1914 SHELLBOURNE CANADA
UTLEY LAURENCE GEORGE 20 Apr 1910 TORONTO CANADA
O’LEARY LEWIS ALEXANDER 28 Sep 1915 VANCOUVER CANADA
OWEN ARTHUR 12 Jul 1897 TORONTO CANADA

The same source shows recently available WW2 service files for 1,195 men born in England, 43 from Wales352 from Scotland, 107 from Ireland.

They are among 23,123 newly scanned records by the National Archives of Australia in the last month, the majority for men who served with Australian forces during the war. 

BTW, if you don’t find them in other records recall that information given on military enlistment is often problematic. Claiming an overseas birth could be a useful subtefuge to hide an inconvenient truth.

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ListingReports/NewlyScannedList.aspx

 

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