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NEW April 2010
Most Excellent Citizens by the late Eswyn Lyster

War Brides by Melynda Jarratt

Captured Hearts by Melynda Jarratt

Canada’s War Grooms and the Girls who Stole their Hearts by Judy Kozar

Voices of the Left Behind

Brass Buttons and Silver Horseshoes

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Eswyn Lyster's Canadian War Bride website

Jackie Alcock's Nfld War Brides website

Annette Fulford's WWI War Bride website

Debbie Beavis' War Bride Passenger Lists

Canadian War Brides on CBC Digital Archives

Bev Tosh's War Bride website

Pier 21 Canadian War Bride Stories

Veterans Affairs Canadian War Brides

Lost Canadians & War Bride Children

War Bride Weddings

GI War Brides

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Historic Farnborough

Find My Past

Pamela Winfield's TRACE

GI War Children "GI TRACE"


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No More Damned Secrets: An Anglo-Canadian War Child's Quest for Roots and Identity
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Madeline Fitzgerald works the field as a member of the Womens Land Army.
Madeline Fitzgerald as a member of the Womens Land Army. Madeline's story is in "Captured Hearts" New Brunswick's War Brides"

Welcome to the Canadian War Brides website. I hope you enjoy visiting this site and learning about the wonderful War Brides of World War Two!

This is an independent website created by War Bride historian Melynda Jarratt for information purposes only. It does NOT represent any War Brides organization nor does it receive any funding.


I am frequently asked about contacts in provincial war bride associations. The sad fact is that today, the vast majority of these associations have disbanded. I suggest you reach out to local Royal Canadian Legions or seniors homes for living relatives of your war bride. Obituaries on line frequently list all the close family members and that's another good place to start looking for individual War Brides.


I am also asked for War Bride passenger lists: I recommend for persons seeking their War Bride's passenger list.


I also receive many inquiries from young students researching Heritage Fair projects, to university students doing more in depth research on the War Bride story.


In addition, I help adopted children, family members, war children and Lost Canadians seeking their long lost Canadian War Bride mothers and or their veteran fathers from the Second World War. Please feel free to contact me at and I'll try my best to help you! I do suggest however, that these days Ancestry DNA may be your best avenue to successfully locating your War Bride relatives.

More news, articles and information about Canadian War Brides on my FACEBOOK site.

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War Bride Books
War Brides: The stories of the women who left everything behind to follow the men they loved War Brides: The stories of the women who left everything behind to follow the men they loved
is now available in Canada at
Dundurn Press, at your local bookseller or on line at and

Captured Hearts: New Brunswick's War Brides Captured Hearts: New Brunswick's War Brides
Available from
GooseLane Editions

Passenger Lists
British Newspaper Archives 200 years of British Newspapers are available on line from the British Newspaper Archive
Find My Past Canadian and US War Bride Passsenger Lists are available on line from

 on board the Mauretania February 5, 1946

Click here for larger image. The late Helen (Grant) Hitchon and her son Alan on board the RMS Mauretania, February 5, 1946 as it departed from Liverpool.
Photo courtesy of the late (Sgt.) K.M. Hermiston, CWAC Photographer, WWII