Nicholson's History of the CEF

Appendix C

The on-line Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the "Official History of the Canadian Army in the First World War", by Colonel G.W.L. Nicholson, C.D., is a tremendous reference to anyone researching Canada's participation in the Great War.

There are a few problems with the PDF version:

  • The PDF page numbers are not consistent with the printed version
  • The maps in the original are not reporduced in the PDF
  • Appendix C is garbled and contains errors.

Some of these have been addressed:

The original PDF can be found in both english and french

The maps have been scanned by Richard Laughton and are available here.

Appendix C contains 4 tables. Note that the transcriptions have corrected errors in the original and have been reformatted to be more web friendly. A Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with all the data is available for download here.

Table 1: Appointments and enlistments by months can be found here.

Table 2: Strength at end of each month from 30 September 1914 to 30 November 1919 can be found here.

Table 3 : Fatal Casualities by Theatre and Category can be found here.

Table 4: Non-Fatal Casualties by Arm of Service and Category can be found here.

A spreadsheet with the data, formatted similar to Nicholson's original can be downloaded here.

The following images of the pages from the original (French) version were made available by Chris Wight:

Table 1

Table 2

Tables 3 & 4