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.

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  • Born 1880

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2595842

  • Profile picture for Stewart Alexander Cowper Forbes

    Born 1893

    British Army 507318 Sapper Canadian Expeditionary Forces

    British Army Second Lieutenant Guards Machine Gun Regiment

    British Army 507318 Acting Captain Volunteer Battalion Karelian Regiment

  • Profile picture for George Congdon Gorham

    Born 1890

    Died 1918

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2184302

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2184302 Private Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade

  • Born 1898

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2595849

  • Born 1893

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1893

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) 73176 Acting Serjeant Royal Air Force Canada

  • Died 1966

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 1003 Sergeant Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

  • Other Empire Force Nurse

  • Profile picture for Elmer Byron Alward

    Born 1891

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 622015 Sergeant 44th Battalion

  • Born 1893

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 75253 Private 29th Vancouver Battalion

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Scots

    Other Empire Force First Lieutenant American Expeditionary Force

  • Born 1895

    Died 1922

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 505942

  • Profile picture for John Patrick Hoar

    Born 1889

    Died 1920

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2595841

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2595841 Private Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

  • Born 1892

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 441806

  • Profile picture for Florence Graham

    Born 1886

    Died 1919

    Other Empire Force Nursing Sister American Camp Hospital in France # 4

  • Profile picture for George Clark Hart

    Born 1875

    Died 1968

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 212th Battalion (American Legion)

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Captain 97th Battalion

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Major 100th Battalion (Winnipeg Grenadiers)

  • Profile picture for Harold Evans Hartney

    Born 1888

    Died 1945

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Lieutenant 31st Canadian Infantry

    British Army Captain Royal Flying Corps

    Other Empire Force Major US Army - Signal Corps - Aviation Section

  • Profile picture for George Lewis Eastman

    Born 1875

    Died 1916

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 9902 Corporal 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade - 1st Canadian Division 3rd Battalion (Toronto Regiment)