CEF Soldiers by Country

In 1914 many of the young men of Canada were immigrants or first generation Canadians, many with family ties to England. Many of these men were quick to join the CEF when war broke out. Some of our American cousins came across the border to join the CEF, prior to the United States declaring war in 1917.

This page sumarizes the information in the database by country of birth, where known.

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Country Soldiers Percentage of specified Percentage of total
Norway
375
0.3%
0.2%
Sweden
373
0.3%
0.2%
India
350
0.3%
0.2%
Australia
325
0.2%
0.2%
France
294
0.2%
0.2%
Denmark
274
0.2%
0.2%
Ukraine
260
0.2%
0.1%
Italy
256
0.2%
0.1%
Japan
204
0.2%
0.1%
Austria
202
0.2%
0.1%
 
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