following are the sources used to compile the University of Manitoba
World War II Service Database.
The Brown and Gold Yearbook: The 1944
and 1945 yearbooks contained lists of University of Manitoba students
and alumni who served and died in the war. These lists were the
foundation of the database. Yearbooks were also used in some cases
to confirm year of graduation.
University of Manitoba Telephone Directories. These
directories provided address and program information of University
of Manitoba students, and in most cases enabled us to verify that
military personnel had indeed attended the university. The World
War II database contains only the information that appeared in the
latest directory that a student's name appeared. However, not all
students were listed in the directories. In general, time
constrains allowed us only to consult directories from the war years
and the late thirties, unless we had some indication that the student
had attended earlier than this.
University of Manitoba Convocation Proceedings. When
a student didn't appear in the University of Manitoba Telephone
Directory verification of attendance at the university was sought
in the Convocation Proceedings, a yearly publication listing
graduates by faculty. Thus, these were useful to confirm graduation
dates and degrees, but did not confirm attendence of people who
did not graduate.
University of Manitoba Calendars. In the earlier years
of the university, student lists were included in the calendar,
so these were sometimes used to verify attendance and program.
University Registrar's Newspaper Clippings. During
the war, the Registrar's Office kept files of notices regarding
students and alumni taken from the Winnipeg Tribune and the
Winnipeg Free Press. These notices usually appeared when
a serviceman was reported missing in action, or killed in action.
For some individuals, the files contained both types of notice.
Not surprisingly the files were not complete, so it was impossible
to achieve an equal depth of information for all students. Clippings
included a multitude of information about an individual's family,
military service, and history prior to entering the military. The
dates that the notices appeared have been included in the database
to enable searchers to locate the complete notices if they wish.
were used to verify our information regarding students' military
The Canadian Virtual War memorial and the Books of Remembrance,
.located on the Veterans Affairs Canada website (http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem).
The searchable database located on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The American War Dead website, specifically the World War Two subsite.
The Department of National Defense website (http://www.dnd.ca).
The various British Armed Forces websites, accessible through the
British Ministry of Defense website (http://www.mod.uk).
us if you have further information regarding University of Manitoba
alumni who served in World War II.