Canadian Jewish Casualties in the Armed Forces

Our data on Canadian Jewish casualties in the Canadian Armed Forces consists of records of servicemen who died while serving in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. In addition to the date of death and place of burial, these records often include additional biographical details such as war stories and photographs.

This information is now available through the Canadian Jewish Heritage Network's Family History database.

To view all 578 records, link here.

To search the database by name, cemetery, or country, link here. To ensure that only results pertaining to casualties are retrieved, after entering your general search term, narrow your search using the "Refine Results By" options on the left of the screen, by checking "Canadian Jewish Military Casualties" in the "Collections" tab and clicking on the blue button below to apply the filter.

The information in this database was compiled and assembled by Hélène Vallée, Archives Assistant at the Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives (formerly the Canadian Jewish Congress CC National Archives), with the help of volunteers Abe Bonder and Willie Glaser in Montreal, and Gordon Jenkins in Ottawa. Additional technical assistance was provided by Janice Rosen, Archives Director, and Shirley Brodt (CJCCC Publications Department). The idea for the project originated with Larry G. Rosenthal of Montreal and Ron Singer, then-Director of Communications for the Canadian Jewish Congress national office in Ottawa. Sources for this information include the Archives' CJC War Efforts Department chaplaincy records, series DA 18, Canadian Jews in World War II, compiled by David Rome for Canadian Jewish Congress, 1947; The British Jewry Book of Honour, published in 1926; The Jew in Canada, by A. D. Hart, Jewish Publication Society, Montreal/ Toronto, 1926; as well as these three web sites: the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), the Canadian Virtual War Memorial, and Soldiers of the First World War (Library and Archives Canada).