The original Book of Remembrance was a four-volume set called the EME Honour Roll. Much of the research for that edition was carried out by Colonel (retired) Murray Johnston when he was Colonel Commandant of the EME Branch from June 1991 to May 2004. Under his direction, each gravesite was visited by a RCEME representative. A photograph of the visit was included with the record of most of the soldiers listed in the EME Honour Roll.
In 2011, the name of the book was changed to the EME Book of Remembrance. The name was changed to its current version in 2014 to incorporate the name change from the EME Branch to the Corps of RCEME.
Shortly after the opening of the RCEME Museum in Kingston in May 2016, a project was started to update the RCEME Book of Remembrance and digitize its contents for display in that new museum.