Primary Documents

Montreal at War 1914 – 1918 heavy relies on the use of primary documents produced in Montreal during the First World War. We are lucky enough to make available a portion of these documents for public viewing and download.

– Newspapers –

The introduction has a detailed description of Montreal’s print media during the First World War’s duration. Check back soon for selected reproductions of published articles.

– Nominal Rolls –

Lists of officers and men who enrolled in Montreal overseas battalions

– Guide of Sources on the Relating to Units of the Canadian Expeditionary Force – 

A thorough guide of existing sources on the CEF during the First World War. A necessity for research at Library and Archives Canada.

– Report of the Director of the Military Service Branch – 

A 1919 Report detailing the implementation of the Military Service Action, the law that brought conscription to Canada.