CEF forms: Attestation papers and War Diaries

06/04/17

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CEF forms: Attestation papers and War Diaries

There were a number of different forms used for volunteers/draftees/officers. Here are a few (transcribed). Each one has an example image link. For further info, someone wrote something up that addresses the various versions https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20150912015816/http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~brett/cef/cef_attpaper.html note that the thumbnails do not link to an existing image.
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Attestation paper (e.g. http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gpc002/276611a.gif) -long version (includes questions 13-16)
1. What is your surname?
1a. What are your Christian names?
1b. What is your present address?
2. In what Town, Township or Parish, and in what Country were you born?
3. What is the name of your next-of-kin?
4. What is the address of your next-of-kin?
5. What is the date of your birth?
6. What is your trade or calling?
7. Are you married?
8. Are you willing to be vaccinated or re-vaccinated and inoculated?
9. Do you now belong to the Active Militia?
10. Have you ever served in any Military Force? If so, state particulars of former Service.
11. Do you understand the nature and terms of your engagement?
12. Are you willing to be attested to serve in the CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE?
13. Have you ever been discharged from any Branch of His Majesty's Forces as medically unfit?
14. If so, what was the nature of the disability?
15. Have you ever offered to serve in any Branch of His Majesty's Forces and been rejected?
16. If so, what was the reason?
Date of declaration:
Place of declaration:

Attestation record, page two (http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gpc002/276611b.gif)
Apparent age years: months:
Height ft: ins:
Chest girth when fully expanded ins:
Range of expansion ins:
Complexion:
Eyes:
Hair:
Religious denomination: Church of England, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist or Congregationalist, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Other denominations(Denomination to be stated)
Distinctive marks, and marks indicating congenital peculiarities or previous disease.

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Attestation paper (e.g. http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gpc007/409124a.gif) -short version one (does not include questions 13-16) - (French version: http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gat1/057377a.gif)
1. What is your surname?
1a. What are your Christian names?
1b. What is your present address?
2. In what Town, Township or Parish, and in what Country were you born?
3. What is the name of your next-of-kin?
4. What is the address of your next-of-kin?
5. What is the date of your birth?
6. What is your trade or calling?
7. Are you married?
8. Are you willing to be vaccinated or re-vaccinated and inoculated?
9. Do you now belong to the Active Militia?
10. Have you ever served in any Military Force? If so, state particulars of former Service.
11. Do you understand the nature and terms of your engagement?
12. Are you willing to be attested to serve in the CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE?

Date of declaration:
Place of declaration:

Attestation record, page two (http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gpc007/409124b.gif - French version: http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gat1/057377b.gif)
Apparent age years: months:
Height ft: ins:
Chest girth when fully expanded:
Range of expansion:
Complexion:
Eyes:
Hair:
Religious denomination: Church of England, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist or Congregationalist, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Other denominations(Denomination to be stated)
Distinctive marks, and marks indicating congenital peculiarities or previous disease.

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Attestation paper (e.g. http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gat4/135963a.gif) -short version 2 (one field for name, does not include questions 13-16, and has slightly different religion list)
1. What is your name?
2. In what Town, Township or Parish, and in what Country were you born?
3. What is the name of your next-of-kin?
4. What is the address of your next-of-kin?
5. What is the date of your birth?
6. What is your Trade or Calling?
7. Are you married?
8. Are you willing to be vaccinated or re-vaccinated?
9. Do you now belong to the Active Militia?
10. Have you ever served in any Military Force? If so, state particulars of former Service.
11. Do you understand the nature and terms of your engagement?
12. Are you willing to be attested to serve in the CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE?

Date of declaration:
Place of declaration:

Attestation record, page two
Apparent age years: months:
Height ft: ins:
Chest girth when fully expanded:
Range of expansion:
Complexion:
Eyes:
Hair:
Religious denomination: Church of England, Presbyterian, Wesleyan, Baptist or Congregationalist, Other Protestants (Denomination to be stated.), Roman Catholic, Jewish
Distinctive marks, and marks indicating congenital peculiarities or previous disease.

I consider him: for the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force.
Date, place of exam, signature and rank of examiner

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Draft papers (e.g. http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gpc018/687604a.gif)
...... M. D. ....... Depot Battalion ........... Regiment
Regtl. No. .......

Particulars of recruit
Drafted under Military service act, 1917
(Class .......)
1. Surname........................
2. Christian name........................
3. Present address........................
4. Military Service Act letter and number........................
5. Date of birth........................
6. Place of birth........................
7. Married, widower or single........................
8. Religion........................
9. Trade or calling........................
10. Name of next-of-kin........................
11. Relationship of next-of-kin........................
12. Address of your next-of-kin........................
13. Whether at present a member of the Active Militia........................
14. Particulars of previous military or naval service, if any........................
15. Medical examination under Military Service Act: (a)Place: (b)Date: (c)Category:

Apparent age yrs:..... mths:.....
Height ft:..... ins:.....
Chest measurement - fully expanded ins:.....
- range of expansion ins:.....
Complexion:........................
Eyes:........................
Hair:........................
Distinctive marks, and marks indicating congenital peculiarities or previous disease.
O.C. ....... Depot Btln. ........ Regt.........................
Place........................
Date........................
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Officer's Declaration Paper (e.g. http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gpc001/254654a.gif)

Unit....... Rank.......... Name.................................

1a. What is your surname?........................
1b. What are your Christian names?........................
2a. Where were you born? (State place and country)........................
2b. What is your present address?........................
3. What is the date of your birth?........................
4. What is (a) the name of your next-of-kin?........................
(b) the address of your next-of-kin?........................
(c) the relationship of your next-of-kin?........................
5. What is your profession or occupation?........................
6. What is your religion? ........................
7. Are you willing to be vaccinated or re-vaccinated and inoculated?........................
8. To what Unit of the Active Militia do you belong?........................
9. State particulars of any former Service........................
10. Are you willing to serve in the CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE?........................

Taken on strength (place) .......................
(date) .......................

Certificate of Medical Examination
I consider him ....... for the CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE.
Date:......... Year:.........
Place:........................
Signature and rank of examiner

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War diaries form (Army Form C. 2118) (e.g. http://data2.archives.ca/e/e045/e001119417.jpg)
Typed-in info at top of page: "Sheet No.4." "The Royal Canadian Regiment from 1st to 30th, September, 1917"
Place | Date | Hour | Summary of Events and Information | Remarks and references to Appendicies

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