Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lest We Forget – Legion Magazine’s Last Post

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month…

….We Remember and Honour our Canadian Soldiers who valiantly fought for us so that we can live in freedom.

Poppy - Lest We Forget

Legion Magazine, since 1928,  has honoured those Canadians who have served their country by publishing in print short death notices for Royal Canadian Legion members with military backgrounds, Canadian war veterans and Legion members with police service.

These notices are found in the “Last Post” section of the print magazine.

Legion Magazine have available a  free online searchable historical archive from the Last Post database that goes back to January 1989. It currently contains over 161,302 names, but this number will rise as further entries are published in print and added to the collection twice a year.

You can search by a variety of criteria, including the deceased’s military unit, theatre of service and the publication issue.

Click here to access the Last Post Database (Canadian Solders 1989 to present).

[Editor - For information on Canadian Soldiers from the First War go here. If you know of other Canadian Soldier records online please comment below]



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4 Responses to “Lest We Forget – Legion Magazine’s Last Post”
  1. Earline says:

    Hi, I really enjoy reading your blog and think it is deserving of the Kreativ Blogger Award. Stop by and pick up your award and follow instuctions, Congratulations, Earline

  2. Thank you Earline. I’m thrilled to receive this award!

    Cheers,
    Joan

  3. Good evening, some of your readers who are researching Canadian soldiers of the First World War may find these pages helpful as they begin their research:

    Researching Canadian Soldiers of the First World War; Part 1: Find your Man (or Woman)
    http://regimentalrogue.com/misc/researching_first_world_war_soldiers_part1.htm

  4. Hi Michael,
    Thank you for the information and for visiting the blog.

    –Joan

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