This list is on the site of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group (http://cefresearch.ca/unknown-reports/) and pertains only to UNKNOWNS of the armed forces that were strictly Canadian. These are primarily men of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, plus some who served in the Royal Flying Corps or Royal Naval Air Services (later amalgamated to the Royal Air Force). Also to be included are men from the Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force and the Canadian North Russia Siberian Expeditionary Force.
How the system was developed is summarized on the CEFSG WIKI SITE :
Additional details on ongoing projects is posted in detail on the CEFSG FORUM:
Researching the Unknown: Soldiers, Graves and Connections
- CWGC Canadian Agency: List of Soldiers Hunted
Searching for Canadian war dead buried in Canada, USA or Jamaica and in the Canadian Book of Remembrance, Halifax Memorial, etc.
- Remains Recovered & Ongoing Investigations
These projects related to the actual finding of remains that are processed by DND and may or may not have yet been identified.Identified Unknown – Accepted
The project was submitted to the CWGC in Ottawa or Maidenhead and was accepted.
- Investigating Unknown: Report to be Prepared for Submission
These cases have been moved from the “investigating” category as it appears they warrant submission of a report to the CWGC. If not, they will be returned to “investigating or abandoned”.
- Reported Unknown – Submitted
A CEFSG member or group has prepared a report and submitted it to CWGC for review.
- Investigating Unknown: CEF Ground Forces
A CEFSG member or group has identified and project and started research on a member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (Infantry, Artillery, Cavalry, Engineers, Corp Troops, etc.).
- Investigating Unknown: Air Forces (RFC, RNAS, RAF)
A CEFSG member or group has started research on a member of the CEF ground forces that transferred to the RFC, RNAS or RAF or a Canadian that directly joined one of the air services.
- Unknown Soldiers by Rank/Unit/Location
Topics moved out of “Investigating” where there are UNKNOWNS by Rank, Unit or Location so that further analysis can be completed.
- Unknown Special Puzzle Cases
These are the strange or puzzling cases that may tweak your interest! Sir Arthur Conan Doyle suggested this sub-forum.3
- Cold Cases, Closed Cases and On-Hold Cases
A project is on hold, closed, has hit a dead end or can not otherwise be resolved, at this time.