Second World War Military Personnel

The Scotiabank Family History Centre does not have access to Second World War personnel files. Ocean crossings for military personnel are considered a military record and may be found within the military service file.

Library and Archives Canada holds military service files for those who served after 1918. Except for those who died in service during the Second World War, there is no online database for these records because of access restrictions.

To access the service files of a Canadian Armed Forces member who died in service, visit

For all other military service files (1919-1997), including Second World War (not killed in action), access restrictions apply.

Visit for more information on how to obtain military service files.

If you have any questions regarding access to information, please email

If you are looking for a War Bride, please click here.