Andrew, Elmer Roy - RCASC - Death by Misadventure

Discussion in 'Canadian' started by ecalpald, Jul 24, 2021.

  1. ecalpald

    ecalpald Chick LaPlace

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    I discovered the above entry in my Uncle's ledger while researching his service.
    This thread has the following objectives.

    - To affirm that Pte. Andrew's service and sacrifice is not forgotten.
    - To pay homage to the R.C.A.S.C. and the R.A.S.C.
    - To introduce those who don't already know, the how-to in accessing Canadian WW2 War Dead Service Files.

    From the Service File of Andrew, Elmer Roy - L8999 - Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, the following three pages from the "Court of Inquiry" are only shown. I will explain how to access the full documentation

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    To Retrieve Pte Andrew’s Service File from the Canadian Ancestry Site, click on the following hyperlink:

    Service Files of the Second World War - War Dead, 1939-1947 - Library and Archives Canada ( of Form

    Scroll down and click on Option 1 to open up the following, on which you should click on

    WWII Service Files of War Dead

    Enter Pte Andrew’s Service No. L8999 in the appropriate box and hit “Search

    Either sign-in or create a free account

    On the resulting ancestry page, click on “view record

    Click on “View File Start

    What is a "genealogy package"?

    A selection of the most relevant documents from a file, which highlight/summarize the individual's service, including enlistment, units served with, family details, medal entitlements, circumstances of death, etc.

    · Option 1 - View digitized files on Ancestry

    A genealogy package for each file has been digitized by our partners at and are available to view for free.

    Follow these steps to see the digitized genealogy packages on Ancestry:

    1. Search our database to identify the file (name, service number, reference, volume).

    2. Go to the database on Ancestry called Canada, WWII Service Files of War Dead, 1939–1947 to see the search screen. Enter a name and click on Search.

    3. A screen will open instructing you to "Create a Free Account," which you can do by entering your name and an email address. This is not the same as a free trial subscription. Ancestry requires an email address for this free account, but not financial information (e.g., credit card information is not requested).

    4. Once you have your free account, you can browse through the images. The files are arranged in alphabetical order within each volume.

    If you have your own subscription to Ancestry or if you use it at a public library, you can search for a file in their database by name. Please note, if you can't find the file by name, go to the section on the right-hand side called Browse this Collection. From the drop-down box, choose the volume number range, then the specific volume number.

    Research Tip: When searching by name in Ancestry, note that the link goes to the attestation (enlistment) paper. Be sure to use the backward and forward arrows to see all the digitized documents.

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