Casualty Identification

Private Thomas Lawless’s death occurred just at the moment the signal to return was given, consequently his body was not recovered for burial.
Private Thomas Lawless’s death occurred just at the
moment the signal to return was given, consequently
his body was not recovered for burial.

During the First and Second World Wars and the United Nations Operations in Korea (Korean Conflict), more than 27 000 members of Canada's Navy, Army, and Air Force went missing or were left with no known grave. Every year, the remains of some of these Canadian Armed Forces members are discovered. Continuing the tradition of Canada's Grave Registration Units, the Casualty Identification Program attempts to identify newly discovered remains of military personnel who went missing during active service.

Program Overview

First World War

Second World War