The Canada-US Border

The Canada-US Border

This community gathers stories of people who crossed the Canada-US border to serve with their neighbour country's forces. The Canadian army actively recruited in the US, looking for Britons to join the war effort, but drawing American-born men to the cause as well. Service records show that many Americans enlisted in Canada, even after the US had officially joined the war, and claimed to have been born in Canada or another Commonwealth country. Likewise, later in the war, some Canadian nurses went south to join up, and served with the American Red Cross.

Created by: Kristen1288

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  • Profile picture for Harvey Alexander Hammill

    Born 1891

    British Army M2/032283 Private Royal Army Service Corps

    Other Empire Force 4714595 Private American Expeditionary Force - III Corps 160th Infantry Brigade - 80th Infantry Division

  • Born 1888

    Died 1916

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 823849

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 823849 Private Canadian Infantry

  • Born 1877

    Died 1918

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2595843

  • Born 1884

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Lieutenant

  • Born 1890

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2595845

  • Born 1879

    Died 1931

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2503653

  • Born 1898

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2595852

  • Born 1894

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2595853

  • Born 1888

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 1045766

  • Born 1898

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2356251

  • Born 1889

    Died 1916

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 476603

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 476603 Driver Canadian Field Artillery

  • Profile picture for Creighton Dewey Fitzgerald

    Born 1897

    Died 1917

    British Army 227607 Private Canadian Infantry Battalion

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 227607 Private 1st Canadian Division - 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade 7th Battalion (1st British Columbia)

  • Profile picture for Mary Ellen Faragher

    Born 1890

    Died 1928

    Other Empire Force Nurse American Red Cross Fox Hills Base Hospital, Staten Island, NY

    Other Empire Force Nurse American Red Cross relief unit

    Other Empire Force Nurse American Red Cross Base Hospital 136, Vannes, France

  • Born 1880

    Died 1937

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 851011 Private Canadian Infantry 102nd Battalion

  • Born 1891

    Died 1970

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps

  • Profile picture for Alice Edith Isaacson

    Born 1874

    Died 1955

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister

  • Born 1889

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1898

    Died 1918

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2595834

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2595834 Private Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

  • Born 1899

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2622072

  • Born 1898

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2595846