About the RCEME Book of Remembrance
The Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers’ Book of Remembrance honours the RCEME personnel who gave their lives in the service of their country.
The project of digitizing the RCEME Book of Remembrance required the dedication and hard work of many individuals. Special thanks are due to Colonel (Retired) Gilles Nappert, who guided the project to a successful completion, Colonel (Retired) Graham Lindsay, who spent countless hours validating the database, and to Major (Retired) Doug Knight who conducted in-depth research of special cases and made pertinent comments during reviews, and to the members of the RCEME community who visited, photographed, and honoured the grave sites.
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.
Data and Sources
Data for the current RCEME Book of Remembrance were drawn from the following sources:
- The original EME Honour Roll
- The Commonwealth War Grave Commission (CWGC) website
- The Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM)
- The listing of Canadian Post-war Military & Dependent Graves (Veterans Affairs Canada)
- The Library and Archives of Canada
Every effort has been made to resolve discrepancies among the references to ensure that the information is accurate and supported by more than one source document.