Links of Interest

Note of interest

On Beatrice Pardy page, referance is made to T-14837, this is the microfilm roll number that the information can be found on from the Library and Archives Canada. There are archives across Canada that have copies of these microfilm because not everyone can view the information at, which is a pay for view website.

Jackie Alcock

Almost ten years ago after the death of my mother I realized how little information there was to be found concerning NL War Brides. At that time, not knowing anything about computers, I decided to put together this web site. Now I am the designer and webmaster of over 1000 pages of code. I make mistakes but I try to fix them. I rely on family to update the page information and am happy to report that I have managed to reconnect some of the families.
As of 2013, I happy to announce that Unlimited Computers has come on board as the site's sponsor, a job usually covered by myself.
I am by trade an artist and if you would like to see some of my work just click my name at the top and you will be redirected to my art web site. I should also mention that this site is often used by students doing Heritage Fair projects.

Author Linda Granfield spoke at the Corner Brook Royal Canadian Legion on Oct. 22 , 2010, my husband and I attended. We both enjoyed her presentation. I thought because her books deal with WWI and are aimed at readers from 10 to 100 that these books would be good material for students who are doing research for school projects.

Linda has written a lot of books and a visit to her site will be of interest to most people looking for books about Canada and war..

Brass Buttons and Silver Horseshoes: Stories From Canada’s British War Brides,
illustrated with b/w photos, McClelland & Stewart, 0-7710-3535-7 (pb), 0-7710-3536-5 (hc), 2002
Following the Second World War (1939-1945), nearly 48,000 British war brides, married to Canadian servicemen during the war years, arrived in Canada with their 22,000 children. The brides became the largest immigrant group to arrive in Canada and they brought new customs, language, and an intense commitment to their adopted land.
Readers will meet more than forty of these women and learn their stories of joy and hardship, sorrow and good humor. The book is illustrated with photographs from the women’s personal scrapbooks and will also find quotes from period documents issued by the Canadian government—for better or for worse. This title is suitable for adults and high school readers.

I am putting this site near the top of the list because I think this is a very important site for anyone interested in Newfoundland's part in WWI.
This is a new site just launched in April 2010 and well worth a look at.
The Newfoundland Regiment and the Great War (WWI)
This is a new site just launched in April 2010 and well worth a look at.
This site provides good and interesting documentation.

Project Summary

This site was developed by The Rooms Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador in partnership with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (Department of Education), as part of the Cultural Connections Strategy. The site was specifically designed for use by students and teachers in Grade 8 Newfoundland and Labrador History and Newfoundland and Labrador Studies 2205.
This site will also resonate with audiences who are interested in the history of Newfoundland and Labrador's involvement in the First World War. The site contains the military files of over 2200 soldiers from the Royal Newfoundland Regiment who served in the First World War, including those of the 1305 young men who died in the conflict. These files are searchable by name or by community and will therefore provide invaluable information for all viewers, but will be of particular interest to those who are conducting either family or community research.

Annette Fulford's WWI War Bride web site

It has been almost ninety years since the end of the First World War, yet little is known about the war brides who came to Canada after the war. This web page was created to promote and preserve the history of the war brides who made Canada their home during this era...

Canadian Roots UK

Canadian Roots UK is a self help web site set up to help people in the UK trace their fathers/family in Canada.

Corner Brook Museum & Archives

Journey through time - visit the Corner Brook Museum and Archives. Built in 1926, this registered heritage building once housed the post office, customs and telegraph office and courtroom. The museum exhibits the social, cultural and natural history of Corner Brook, the Humber Valley and the Bay of Islands. Exhibits include pulp and paper, fishing, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, Captain James Cook, the military and more.

Debbie Beavis' War Bride Passenger Lists

ALL ships carrying passengers in or out of any British port were required by law to deposit an official passenger list with the relevant port authorities; migrants, tourists, business travelers - men, women and children. All were carefully recorded. The records for all these ship passengers traveling between 1890 and 1960 still survives within the collection of original British Board of Trade passenger lists. These are original documents, fragile and difficult to handle. The only place they can be seen is at the Public Record Office in Kew, England...

Eswyn Lyster's Canadian War Bride web site

Eswyn Ellinor was born in London, England, to Stanley Ellinor (a newsagent) and Coral Winifred (née Stuart) Ellinor. During World War II, she served in the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS) informally known as the Wrens, which was the women's branch of the Royal Navy.
Her web page includes an interactive message board for those seeking information about war brides - either for themselves or for relatives. Eswyn is compiling an extensive war bride database of those in contact with her....

The Governor General Caring Canadian Award

Two War Brides, May Ash and Margaret Rowe
have received the Governor General Caring Canadian Awards

Created in 1996 by the Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc, the award is presented to individuals and groups whose unpaid, voluntary contributions provide extraordinary help or care to people in the community. Recipients have served over a number of years and normally have not been recognized previously by a national or provincial honour.

The award consists of a framed certificate and a lapel pin for everyday wear. The award symbol represents Canadians who selflessly give of their time and energy to others. Presentations will be made at a later date by a dignitary designated by the Governor General or, on occasion, by the Governor General when she travels in communities across Canada, or at Rideau Hall during National Volunteer Week.

Lost Canadians & War Bride Children

Thursday, April 17, 2008: WE WON!
Bill C-37 receives Royal Assent and the Citizenship Act is now changed! Read the story of how one man's fight helped so many.


This is a most informative site with a full description of the uniform and life of a Lumberjill. During World War 2, over 4,900 young women joined the Women's Land Army Timber Corps (W.L.A.T.C.) in order to make a contribution to the war effort. They worked in the forests of Great Britain, felling, snedding, loading, crosscutting, driving tractors, trucks, working with horses, measuring and operating sawmills. This was done in all kinds of weather. One thousand were camped in wooden huts in the north of Scotland, others in rugged billets, far from the comforts of family and home.

Maureen Lee

Is an English author who has written stories about war time England. I include her because she gives a very good account of war time Liverpool. This provide us with a better understanding of what some of our mothers might have gone through on the other side of the ocean.

Melynda Jarratt Canadian War Bride web site

The story of the Canadian war brides and their journey to Canada is one of the most fascinating and romantic of World War Two. Why nearly 45,000 British and European women would leave behind everything that was familiar to start a new life in post-war Canada is a story worth telling...

Newfoundland Grand Banks Genealogy web site
This is an excellent site.

This site proves what can happen when people of like minds come together. Through hard work and time many people have brought this site to life.

There Mission Statement is:
The purpose of this site is to provide original genealogical and historical data in the form of census information, Provincial wide directory publications, church, parish, and cemetery records, and many other original source documents. It has been created for those desiring to do research in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

At its inception in April of 1998, it was decided to transcribe and digitize the 1921 census for Newfoundland. Thus, it came to be known by the nickname "Project21, Home of the 1921 Newfoundland Census." Since then the site has added an immense collection of original material. Included are the following complete directory publications on the site: Hutchinson's 1864-65, Lovell's 1871, McAlpine 1894, McAlpine's 1898, McAlpine's 1904, the 1884 Methodist census for Burin, and many others, as well as various church records, graveyard transcriptions, wills transcriptions, additional census documents and many other items too numerous to mention.

This site is currently the largest storehouse of original resource material on the Internet, relating to Newfoundland in North America, and enjoys the largest number of visitors of any site providing genealogical information for the Province of Newfoundland.

At present, we are operating under a system of directors and coordinators, all of whom are volunteers, plus hundreds of additional volunteers who have helped in everything from getting material, typing and transcribing the material or to anything else that has been needed. These are the people who have really made this site what it is today. Our thanks to every one of them for their efforts and assistance.

Pier 21 Canadian War Bride Stories

Pier 21’s Online Story Collection

War Brides

Pier 21 collects stories from those with connections to the Pier and its history; more broadly, we also collect stories from all immigrants during our time period (1928-1971), and from veterans whose service brought them through Pier 21.

Ten for a Wren
Author Newfoundland War Bride Sybil Barrett

This book can be purchased on line from Trafford Publishing.

About the Book

The story of a lonely, only child. The unusual way she grew up and how her life was changed by WWII.

How she finally met her pen-friend, married and eventually traveled to her husband's homeland.
How her love of dance kept her sanity in that far off land.
The precious family she bore and the wonderful times we shared as they were growing up.
The sad consequences of her husband's death, and the new life she now enjoys.

Veterans Affairs Canadian War Brides

Canadian War Brides – 60 Years Canadian
Servicemen in Britain
Canadian Wives' Bureau
Saying Goodbye
Crossing the Atlantic
Pier 21
War Bride Trains
Life in a New Land
Sharing Their Stories
Photo Gallery
Online Resources
You may have to enter these titles into the search box

The term "war bride" refers to the thousands of young women who met and married Canadian servicemen during the Second World War. These war brides were mostly from Britain, but a few thousand were also from other areas of Europe: the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy and Germany. During the Second World War, there were an estimated 48,000 war brides and, when the war ended, most of these young women and their children (nearly 22,000) followed their husbands to a new life in Canada.

War brides also came to Canada after the First World War. The official Government of Canada history of the First World War reports that an estimated 54,000 relatives accompanied the returning troops during demobilization from Britain to Canada.

War Brides & Citizenship


Passport and Citizenship Issues of War Brides and their Children
The Virtual War Memorial Project

The Project has created a Virtual War Memorial for all those Labradorians who served in World War I, World War II and the Korean War. This was originally established to help publicize the planning for the Labrador War Memorial in Cartwright. Now that this first objective has been accomplished we will maintain this web site as a virtual war memorial for those who cannot visit the monument in person.


This site has wonderful documentation on Austin Party, Royal Nfld. Regiment and his wife, Beatrice (Aunt Betty) Pardy, the only WWI Larbrador war bride.



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