Over 600,000 Canadians enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the First World War (1914-1918). The CEF database is an index to those personnel files, which are held by the National Archives. In addition, through the support of Industry Canada and the SchoolNet Digital Collections Program, over 100,000 pages of Attestation papers have been scanned and made accessible through the database.
In December of 1812 the war in the Niagara Peninsula was very quiet. The militiamen were allowed to return home to get things prepared for spring planting. The regulars were in Fort Erie and Fort George.
Following the capture of York in April, and with the American
Fleet anchored just off Fort Niagara, everyone expected an
American invasion. For almost two weeks now there had been
patrols between Queenston and Niagara of British Dragoons
watching for signs that a landing was about to take place.