Tuesday, 5 August 2014
Canada Gazette - State of War
Even though most people do not read it, the Canada Gazette is considered the Official Notice to all Canadians. It was first published for the Province of Canada in 1841 and contained acts of Parliament. It was expanded to give notice of treaties, hearings etc, and later notice of bankruptcies and other public notices. It also gave announcement when Canada was in a state of war.
Canada Gazette - August 5, 1914 (3 pages)
It also gave Military notices - promotions and medals, starting in the 1800's.
Use keywords "military" and your ancestor's "surname".
Or.... just search the surname and see what else your ancestors were up to!
The Canada Gazette database is online here.