for larger image. (Sgt.) KM Hermiston of the CWAC Film
and Photo Unit took this picture of child being examined
by a doctor and Red Cross Nurse on February 5, 1946.
for larger image. Canadian servicemen in Italy.
One good thing about the Canadian Department
of National Defense: they kept excellent statistical records
of the Canadian War Brides!
There are many reliable
sources for various aspects of the war brides phenomenon,
from marriages and births to transportation, arrivals, and
follow-ups by the Canadian Red Cross and the Immigration Branch
of the Department of Mines and Resources. Many of these sources
can be found in the National Archives in Ottawa.
What follows is a list
of the available statistics culled from various primary resource
materials over years of research.
and Births until December 31, 1946 and on the same page,
Marriages and Births by Branch
of the Service, Army, Navy, Airforce until December 31, 1946
of War Brides to Canada 1942 to 1948
of War Brides to Canada August 1944 to 1947
Passage System for War Brides Transportation
Cross Escort Officers Overseas List
Cross Train Meeting Service, New Brunswick 1944 to 1946
Bureau Flow Chart