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Inclusion Criteria for World War Two Service Database

There are several criteria that the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections have adopted in relation to inclusion of faculty, staff, students, and alumni in the official World War Two database.† These criteria are:

Faculty/Staff

In order for faculty and staff to be included on this list, they must:

+Have been a faculty or staff member at the time of enlistment;

AND

+Have left the University for the purpose of enlisting in the Armed Forces (either Canadian or foreign) or the Merchant Marine.

Students

In order for people to be included on this list, they must:

+Have studied at the University at some point before enlisting;

OR

+Have been a registered student* when they enlisted;

AND

+Have left the University for the purpose of enlisting in the Armed Forces (either Canadian or foreign) or the Merchant Marine.

*Registered student status includes people who were registered in all faculties at the University (both Fort Garry and Broadway campuses), the United Colleges, St. Johnís College, St. Paulís College, St. Maryís Academy & College and Brandon College (BC), (university students only) after Brandon College became affiliated with the University of Manitoba in 1939.

Alumni

In order for people to be included on this list, they must:

+Have been a graduate of the University of Manitoba when they enlisted;

AND

+Have served in the Armed Services (either Canadian or foreign) or the Merchant Marine during World War Two.

Post-War Students

We were initially unable to include students who first served in World War II and later attended the University of Manitoba because records of military participation were only kept by the university during the war. Therefore, there are no public records available that tell which students served in the war before entering university. However, we would be happy to include such students, staff, and alumni in the database. If you, or a relative served in the war and then went on to attend the University of Manitoba, please contact us with the following information:

Years of attendence and program at the University of Manitoba,

A copy of proof of military service (for example, enlistment papers, or a newspaper clipping regarding the individual's war service.)

Include any other information you would like included in the database or on our website, including photos, diary excerpts, letters, or reminiscences.


Please contact us if you have further information regarding University of Manitoba Alumni who served in World War II.