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family members of the Canadian Forestry Corps to this website.

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Canadian Forestry Corps [CFC]- Canadian Active Service Forces [CASF]

The Canadian Active Service Force (CASF) was the field force raised by the Canadian Army in the Second World War. Legally, it was distinct from the Permanent Active Militia and the Non-Permanent Active Militia, and a soldier had to be attested for service. The CASF had its own standards for enlistment and began recruiting on 1 Sep 1939.

The term CASF was deleted in late 1940, and the term Canadian Army (Active) was used to represent full-time military units.

The Canadian Active Service Force was officially mobilized on 1 Sep 1939. The Canadian government had decided not to place the emphasis on military involvement in the Second World War on ground forces, and instead of committing to a 60,000 man Army corps, instead authorized a single division for overseas service, with a second division to be raised and kept in Canada, only to be used "if necessary."

Canadian Active Service Force

My first order of business is to thank Jude again not only for her assistance on putting all my work on her website (which has taken a considerable amount of her time) but also in researching for extra information of which there has been a great contribution.

A lot of times we have photos, info and etc on a Canadian Forestry Corps soldier and the company that he was taken on strength by is unknown and if even if he got taken on strength by a company during the war or before the war ended. He could have been still at the recruiting centre or the training camp at Valcartier, Quebec in the reinforcement section. Some of the men were assigned to CFC recruitment centres as well. This section allows us an opportunity to post the information on this soldier so that it is made available to family searching for information on him.

This is done in ABC order so everything we have on this soldier is kept together.

If you have any information as to what company these soldiers were with I would be glad to hear from. In addition if you have family members and would like to add any photos and information or stories to this site please contact me.

Also if there are any errors or omissions, please contact me.

Robert J Briggs

CFC/CASF Soldiers
List of Abbreviations - Library and Archives Canada
ABBREVIATIONS and ACRONYMS of WW2 and service records
Calgary Military Historical Society

Soldiers Records - Library and Archives Canada – War Diaries Index

Acheson, Hugh Pte
Adams, John Pte H99323
Adshead, Cecil Pte K66858
Allan, Robert Holborn Pte H45785 Transf from LSR - See CFC Casuaties
Allen, Ernest R. Major
Alto, John William Pte
Ayles, Alfred G.(Hop) Pte K74967
Bacon, William H. Pte
Bailey, Harold Pte A117596
Barber, Arthur Pte Transf from 49th Edmonton Regt
Barlow, Edgar G. L/Cpl B21487
Barnwell, Fred W. Lt. Transf to RCOC
Bartch, A. Pte
Bartlett, Archibald Pte
Barton, Norman O. Pte
Baylis, Thomas R. Pte K41582
Bell, Jimmie Capt
Bennett, Charles Morton Sgt B144623
Berard Joseph Eugene Omar Pte - See War Brides
Berg, Pte
Black, Ellwood Thomas Pte
Blackham, Allan R. Pte
Blake, George Pte
Botos, Stephen Pte
Boudreau, Samuel Pte E42454 - See CFC Casualties
Bowman, W. Joseph Pte C63323
Bradbury, Alec Pte
Bragg, Volney E. L/Cpl B131650
Breckon, V.E. Pte
Bredeson, Harry L. Pte M105073
Breen, Eugene Xavier Pte
Brennan, James P. LCpl D86265
Brodie, James C. Pte
Bronson, John E. L100583
Brosky, Peter Pte
Brown, Thomas B. Cpl
Brown, William Pte
Bullock, Kenneth Pte D136549
Burbidge, Charlie George Pte
Burnett, Arthur R. Pte K72967
Burpee, A. Pte G48605
Burton, Gerald Pte L123468
Caldwell, G. Roscoe Pte G24134
Cameron, Alex L. Pte
Campbell, Ivan Pte
Cantin, Maurice F. Pte L65561
Carnigan, Stanley Morrell Pte
Chassie, Ernest Pte Transf to RCA
Christensen, Inguar Pte M103873
Chute, Gerald Otis “Jay” Pte
Clapp, Phillip Clifford Pte H94626 Discharged - LSR transf to CFC Wing Valcartier, Quebec
Clark, QMS
Clarke, William Pte K41461
Clearwater, James Edgar Sgt H102490
Conroy, Robert Fitzgerald (Gerald) Pte Transf to RCAF - See CFC Casualties
Cook, Frank W. Pte
Cote, Stanley Pte
Coughlan, Leo Pte
Courtney, Everett LCpl M100188
Couture, Fern Pte B65867
Cox, Alden, B. Pte F95350
Crawford, G. Pte
Creemer, Milton Leroy Pte F95945
Critch, Joseph Pte
Csoma, J. Pte
Currie, Elwood R. Pte
Dahlin, Rene E. Pte
Danberger, A.J. Cpl
Dasey, Dan Sgt Transferred to LSR
Deadmarsh, Wilfred Pte K41068
Delong, George Reginald Pte Transf to RCAF
Demeau, John Wesley
Dennique, Frederick Pte G34169
Deschamps, Rene Pte B114173
Desmeules, Marcel Marc Pte
Desrosiers, Joseph Gabriel Pte B145539
Dick, George Frank Pte Transf to QOCH
Docken, Eugene O. Pte M103917
Dolan, Andrew Pte M104430
Dove, Robert W. Sgt 429659170
Du Monte, Robert Sgt
Duncan, William Pte
Duquette, LCpl
Dustak, Fred Pte H204714
Earlls, Ernest Pte C76089
Eccleston, Leslie J. Pte
Edgar, Sherman L/Cpl K5036
Element, George Pte
Elser, William Pte Transf to RCOC
Emond, Gilbert Pte G416568
Erickson, Toivo Richard Pte
Eugene, Joseph Pte
Evans, John Pte H94407
Everett, Geoffrey Sgt
Everett, Gordon L. Pte
Fanning, Edward Pte
Finan, Elvin Melvin Sgt H94473 - See CFC Casualties
Fisher, Leonard Weldon Pte
Ford, Henry K.Pte B111065
Forrest, James C. Pte H195076
Forsythe, Ray Pte
Frances, Gordon Stuart Pte
Francoeur, Calixte Pte
Francois, James Pte O62096
Frazer, A. Donald Pte
Frizelle, Vernon Pte
Frost, George Pte
Gardner, John Pte
Gemmell, James Pte
Georgerat, Leo Pte
Gilker, Leonard Pte E102305
Gillard, Arthur Pte K3165610
Gordon, James Pte
Gratton, Major
Gravelle, Louis L/Cpl C76054
Greaves, Joe Capt
Green, T.J Pte
Green, Wallace P. Pte F77653
Greenman, Lorne B. Pte B111144
Hamilton, William Capt
Harnum, William Civilian
Hartman, Harold Cpl
Hawkins, Francis Pelle Pte
Henke, Paul A. Pte K73298
Hickerson, Martin R. Pte
Hobin, West Pte
Hogg, Alexander Pte
Hoult, Carl Norman Pte B538771
Hyacinth, Arthur Pte
Hyacinth, Edward Pte
Irving, Fulton Ray F95340
Jamieson, Walter James Pte F77637
Jansson, Walter Stanley Pte
Jaques, William Pte
Jenkins, Michael T. LCpl
Jensen, Harda Ailaf Pte
Jensen, Ted Staff Sgt
Johnson, John A. Pte K11435
Johnson, William Henry Pte
Jones, Gordon Pte
Jorgenson, John Pte
Kallio, Sidney Oliver Pte Transf to RCASC
Kelly, James Sgt
Kelly, Walter Pte G19300
Kramp, Russel E. Pte
Kunchys, P. Pte
La Froy, Louis Pte
Lake, Kayo Adrian Pte H99535
Larivee, Roger Pte
Larocque, Edmond C34253
Larsen, Henry O. Pte Transf from RCA
Lavoie, Joseph Leo Pte B161158
Lavoie, Onesime Pte D140583
Lawrence, A. Pte
Lawrence, E. Pte
Lecuyer, Albert Pte
LeDrew, Reginald P. Pte
Leduc, Luc Feriol Pte
Lee, John Pte
Lewis, Albert E. Pte
Lewis, Herbert E. Pte G19817
Lloyd, George Pte
Longpre, Frederick Pte
Lowery, Harold Joseph Pte B146313 - See CFC Casualties
Ludgate, Alwyn Sydney CQMS
Luomonen, Jaakko Pte
Lynn, Frank Pte M56849 Transf to CalgH
MacAskill, Clyde Pte G56753
MacDonald, Charles Alexander Pte K41467
MacDonald, Cletus Lochlin Pte
MacDonald, Daniel Francis (Dan) Pte
MacDonald, George Thomas L/Cpl B128006
MacDonald, J.M. Pte K18092 Transf from RCA
MacKenzie, Lester M. Pte K76146
MacLaurin, Dennis Barnard (Barney) Pte
MacLean, Thomas A. Pte
MacRae, John A. Pte
MacRae, Robert Cpl
Magoon, Gordon Pte
Maillet, Louis Pte G601148
Mallery, H.C. Pte
Mandamin, George Private
Manning, Elmer P. Pte
Manton, Arthur E. Pte
Martell, George Pte
Martin, Joseph Pte F96553
Martin, Joseph J.L.T. Pte
Mazeppe, Alec Pte
McAuley, Albert Pte D113234
Mcavoy, David Pte
McBride, George K. Pte C76027
McCallum, Charles D. Pte F95268
McCarthur, Arthur W. Pte
McCarty, Bruce Pte
McCrea Gordon Lt B23414
McDaid, Robert Jr Pte
McDonagh, Patrick Pte
McDougall, Walter J. Pte K72944
McEwen, Raymond J. Pte
McGee, William C. Pte G56671
McGowan, Guy Pte G56757
McIntyre, A.J. (Bud) Pte K47267 Transf from Westminster Regt
McKay, Pete Lt
McLennan, A. Pte
McLeod, J.C. Lt
McLeod, William J. Pte H101981
McQuade, Harold Frederick Pte
Meilleur, Armand J. Pte
Mercier, Paul Pte
Meservier, K.G. Pte
Michano, Gilbert Pte Transf to No 1 CPB
Michaud, Patrick Pte G52734
Michon, Henry Pte
Modin, K.G. Pte
Monroe, Stanley James LCpl K41218 - See CFC Casualties
Moore, John Vernon Pte G1856
Morriseau, George Pte
Morriseau, Sam Pte
Morrison, Angus Evander Cpl D138974
Morrison, George T. K70025
Morrison, M.K. Lt
Moss, Thomas James Pte H94307 - See CFC Casualties
Munro, Harry J. Pte H94399
Munro, John Henry Pte
Murdock, Vincent Ira Pte G23861
Murley, Ronald W. Pte F38864
Nabigon, Clem Pte
Nickell, Vernon F. Pte L109856
Nighswander, John F. Cpl
Nilsson, Earl Fabian Pte
Nolan, Edward A. Pte
Nordstrom, Emmanuel Pte M94371
O'Beill. J.J. Pte
Olsen, Herman Pte K415595 No. 11 DD CFC Wing BC - See CFC Casualties
O’Neill, Harry Pte - See CFC War Brides
Ouellete, Alexandre Pte E14391
Patola, Michael Pte H510699
Pattison, Levi Pte H191132
Paysh, Michael Pte M15615 Transf from Loyal Edmonton Regt transf to RCOC
Perry, E.H. Pte
Petch, Charles Pte Transf to RCE
Peterson, Woodrow Pte K100178
Phillipson, Roland Major
Pierce, Grenville Pte
Pickering, Alonzo Pte K49792
Pilon, Leo Pte
Pleasants, Clarence Wynn Pte
Pleasants, Walter Gowan LCpl
Plummer, Walter Pte
Polak, John Pte H99523
Poole, Gordon C. Pte H46347
Poulin, Maurice Pte F39481
Power, Morton Pte
Prince, W. Pte
Pullin, Jesse Victor Pte
Quesnelle, Peter Pte C34338
Quibell, George Albert Pte Transf from MidR
Ravn, Christian Pte H62846 No 10 DD CFC Wing Port Arthur Ont - See CFC Casualties
Read, Thelbert A. Pte
Rediker, Earl Frederick Pte G23886
Reid, Davin LCpl K41337
Reid, Earl W. Pte F95329
Reid, Francis G. Pte F95328
Rice, Edward Melvine Pte
Ridley, Chris Cpl
Robbins, Cyril Pte
Ropchan, Julius Cpl SH94640
Roy, Wilbrod Pte
Safruik, William “Bill” Pte
Sands, Guy Pte
Sawchuk, Nick Pte
Seargeant, Harold William Sgt Clerk "C" - No 10 DD CFC Wing
Sherwood, Donald J. Pte G48272
Shields, Vincent M. Pte
Simmons, Roy Pte
Singer, Wilfred Baxter Pte F31019
Smith, James Hugh Pte Transf from RCASC
Smitheram, Earl Samuel Pte C65604 Transf to RCIC - See CFC Casualties
Snow, George R. Pte
Spencer, Henry (Clarke) Pte
Spenchuk, James M. Pte
Stanley, Maynard Pte
Statton Robert Pte
Stayner, Charles Pte
Steadman, Eric Pte
Stewart, Ross Lt
Stiff, William J. Pte H103014
Stirling, Francis A. Pte K41517
St Jean, Bruno Pte
Sullivan, Alfred J. Pte K72921
Swan, Wilbert E. Pte F65834
Swartman, James S. Pte
Taggart, James M. Pte L110059
Tarnowski, Andrew Pte
Taylor, John A. Pte
Tekhonen, M. Pte
Therriault, Moses Pte
Thompson, Freeman Pte
Thomson, Albert Pte K41484
Thornhill, Guy Pte
Timms, Fredrick N. Pte K10027
Timpany, John T. Pte
Tolton, Arthur A. Pte
Trecartin, Dean J. Pte G56729 Transf to RCE
Tremblay, Anatole Pte
Trudel, Joseph Antoine Andre Pte Transf to RCAPC
Vaarala, George William Pte
Vanasse, Touissant Pte
Van Volkenberg, Hank Pte M102772
Vezina, Joseph O. Pte
Ward, Harley Jacob Pte G49796
Wardrope, George Major Port Arthur Recruitment Center
Weaver, Roy Pte Transf from SD&GH transf to RCOC & RCME
Wells, J. Pte
Williams, D. Ross Pte B63338
Williams, W.J. Pte
Williams, William John Pte
Wilson, G.A. Pte
Wilson, Lawrence Pte Clerk - Port Arthur Recruiting Center
Winn, J. Pte
Woodward, Michael E. Pte D46622
Woods, G.D. Sgt
Woods, Joseph J. Pte
Wooldridge, James Francis Pte Transf from H&Per & COC
Wortendyke, John O. Pte K57339 Transf from CScotR
Wyman, Edward C. Pte T390
Wysoly, Daniel Pte
Young, F.R. Pte
Young, Joseph Francis Cpl G48141
Zak, John Pte

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