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Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) service records are available through the Personnel Records Unit of the National Archives of Canada. These service records for Alberta servicemen contain detailed information from enlistment to demobilization (discharge).  Information may include each person's date and place of birth, address at the time of enlistment, name and address of next of kin, marital status, occupation, personal description (eye and hair color, height, weight, and distinctive marks or scars), and religion.  When requesting information from the Personnel Records Unit, please include the person's name, rank, and regiment (where known).

Mason, Ceris Schrader. The Boys From the Old Swan.  A description of William Brown's life in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was originally from Wales. Illustrated with photographs of William Brown and friends, Bill Grady, Baron Byng, Privates, Rankin, Bruce, Debeau, Adams-Lambert, Piper, McKay, Grice, and a map showing major locations where William Brown served in France and Flanders.  Article in Hel Achau, #101, June, 2009. pages 26-38, Family History Library Ref. 942.93 D25h