- World Records
- Full list of Canadian Records
- Military Service & Conflict
- Canada, Courts Martial of the First World War Index
What can these records tell me?
This index typically includes the following information for each individual:
- Given Name and Surname
- Date of event
- Reason for Courts Martial
Discover more about these records
This index includes only the surviving courts martial references, thus is not comprehensive for the duration of the Great War. It covers the Canadian Expeditionary Force and is provided in partnership with Library and Archives Canada (Record Group 150-8). It is well worth pursuing the original case file for the courts martial in question, as they average 20 – 25 pages in length and can include the officers who sat in judgement, the evidence presented in court including statements by the accused and witnesses, and in cases of conviction, the records documenting the sentence. The original records have been digitized and are available on Heritage, organized by microfilm number.