Monday, 5 November 2012

Canadian Legion Has Searchable Database for Last Post Soldiers

Elizabeth Lapointe of GenealogyCanada ( reports that Legion Magazine has added an online, searchable archive of their Last Posts for members who have since passed away. This database contains records back to 1985.

The Legion Magazine website states:
"With the advent of the Internet, we have created as a historical archive for your free use a Last Post database that goes back to January 1985. It currently contains over 195,905 names, but this number will rise as further entries are published in print and added to the collection twice a year. We will gradually go back further in time as our resources permit"

The search is done alphabetically, or you can enter the surname, first name and other information fields to find your veteran.

I did a search for my father-in-law who passed away in 1994 and found this information:

Leading Bombardier Henry A. WOODCOCK

Date Deceased: March 12, 1994
Age: 73

Service Information

Service Number:
Units: 54th Bty.
Period of Service: WW 2

Legion Branch Information

Member Title:
Legion Branch: Dunsdon Branch
Location: Brantford, Ontario

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