Since 1928, Legion Magazine has honoured those Canadians who have served their country by publishing in print short death notices for Royal Canadian Legion members with military backgrounds, Canadian veterans and Legion members with police service. With the advent of the Internet, we have created as a historical archive for your free use a Last Post database that goes back to 1982. It currently contains over 200,000 names but this number will rise as further entries are published in print and updated with the newest entries throughout the year. We will gradually go back further in time as our resources permit.
All Canadian veterans are eligible for inclusion in the Last Post. Last Post is published as a free service in recognition of those who served their country and to allow readers to learn of the passing of comrades with whom they have served. The database, found at legionmagazine.com, is reserved for these groups: 1) Canadian citizens and Commonwealth subjects who were ordinary members of The Royal Canadian Legion at the time of death; 2) life members who were previously ordinary members; 3) Canadian veterans who were not Legion members at the time of death.
The database has historical value and can be searched by name, date of death, unit or period of service.
Forms for filling in the information are available at Legion branches. Those submitting notices are urged to be thorough and accurate. Type or print to ensure legibility. Submit notices promptly to ensure timely publication.
As long as the date of death is within the time period of entries on the website (1982 to present), the notice will be added to the database and appear in the printed edition. Notices within a year of the date of death can be submitted by family members, but entries that are more than a year old must come from a Royal Canadian Legion branch.
Reproduction or re-creation of the Legion Magazine Site Last Post database, in whole or in part in any form or media, is strictly forbidden and is a violation of copyright, which resides with Canvet Publications Ltd., the magazine's publisher.
Legion Magazine owes a special thank you to our volunteers Heather Meikle, Terry Prill and Robyn Zettler who are helping us process entries for this database.
|Last Name||Rank||First Name||Unit||Theatre of Operations||Location||Date Deceased||Published|
|ABBOTT (nee Pennington)||Sergeant||Kathleen (Kae)||Canadian Women’s Army Corps||World War II||Newbury, Ontario, Canada||May 1987|
|ABBOTT-SMITH||John W.||Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada||October 30th, 1995||March 1996|
|ABBOTTS||Able Seaman||Kenneth||Royal Canadian Navy||World War II||May 29th, 2011||September/October 2011|
|ABDALLA||Petty Officer||Louis||Royal Canadian Air Force||World War II||Coaticook, Quebec, Canada||January 3rd, 1991||April 1991|
|ABEAR||Gordon F.||Canadian Army||World War II||Penticton, British Columbia, Canada||August 8th, 1994||November/December 1994|
|ABEAR||Corporal||George||Royal Canadian Air Force||World War II||Summerland, British Columbia, Canada||April 9th, 1985||July 1985|
|ABEL||Angus||Sudbury, Ontario, Canada||October 8th, 1997||March/April 1998|
|ABEL||Laurence V.||Canadian Army||World War II||Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada||December 16th, 1998||September/October 1999|
|ABEL||Private||George||Algonquin Regiment, Brockville Rifles||World War II||Ontario, Canada||September 2nd, 1999||March/April 2000|
|ABEL||Private||John D.||Elgin Regiment||World War II||Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada||August 23rd, 1998||March/April 1999|
|ABEL||Lance-Corporal||Walter G.||British Columbia Dragoons||World War II||Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada||March 30th, 2001||November/December 2001|
|ABEL||Corporal||Stanley||Royal Canadian Army Service Corps||World War II||Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada||December 8th, 1994||April 1995|
|ABEL||Bombardier||Roy G.||Royal Canadian Artillery||World War II||Alberta, Canada||December 17th, 2004||November/December 2005|
|ABEL||Gunner||Harvey G.||Royal Canadian Artillery||World War II||London, Ontario, Canada||February 23rd, 1991||June 1991|
|ABEL||Private||A.L.||World War II||Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada||October 16th, 1990||February 1991|
|ABEL||David C.||Royal Canadian Air Force||Sidney, British Columbia, Canada||December 10th, 2005||November/December 2006|
|ABEL||Flying Officer||John||Royal Canadian Air Force||World War II||British Columbia, Canada||October 27th, 2010||March/April 2011|
|ABEL||David||Army||World War II||North York, Ontario, Canada||February 17th, 2017||November 2017|
|ABEL||Gunner||Alex B.||Army||World War II||Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada||October 12th, 2017||November 2018|
|ABEL||Lieutenant||Donald A.||Governor General’s Foot Guards, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps||High River, Alberta, Canada||May 10th, 2018||November 2019|
|ABELL||Private||Gerald H.||Canadian Armoured Corps||World War II||New Brunswick, Canada||October 18th, 1998||March/April 1999|
|ABELL||Staff Sergeant||George W.||Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers||World War II, Korean War||Ontario, Canada||December 6th, 2000||March/April 2001|
|ABELL||Sergeant||Jerald E.||Royal Canadian Air Force, Canadian Forces||Saskatchewan, Canada||September 28th, 2000||March/April 2001|
|ABELL||George R.||Canadian Army||World War II||Chatham, Ontario, Canada||April 19th, 2003||November/December 2003|
|ABELL||Sergeant||Edward J.||Canadian Army||World War II||Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada||1986||Web Only|
|ABELL||Ned||World War II||Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada||August 22nd, 1986||November 1986|
|ABELL||George E.||Royal Canadian Mounted Police||Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada||November 27th, 2014||May/June 2015|
|ABELLS||Corporal||David||Royal Canadian Air Force||World War II||Toronto, Ontario, Canada||December 30th, 2014||November/December 2015|
|ABELSON||Leading Aircraftman||Austin Wilfred||Royal Canadian Air Force||World War II||Red Deer, Alberta, Canada||June 29th, 1988||October 1988|
|ABERCOMBIE||Leading Aircraftman||Frank R.||Royal Canadian Air Force||World War II||Collingwood, Ontario, Canada||April 15th, 1995||August 1995|
|ABERCROMBIE||Henry E.||Royal Canadian Navy||World War II||Victoria, British Columbia, Canada||September 14th, 1994||January 1995|
|ABERCROMBIE||Gunner||David A.||World War II||Grandview, Manitoba, Canada||April 9th, 1993||July/August 1993|
|ABERCROMBIE||Gunner||Bruce E||Royal Canadian Artillery||World War II||Lindsay, Ontario, Canada||October 22nd, 1989||February 1990|
|ABERCROMBIE||Lieutenant||George||Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 4th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment||World War II||Ontario, Canada||December 24th, 2007||November/December 2008|
|ABERCROMBIE||Private||Terrance R.||South Saskatchewan Regiment,||World War II, Regular Force||Victoria, British Columbia, Canada||April 12th, 1983||June/July 1983|
|ABERCROMBY||Private||John A.||Canadian Scottish Regiment||British Columbia, Canada||December 2nd, 2002||November/December 2003|
|ABERDEEN||Private||Gilbert L.||Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry||World War II||Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada||July 18th, 1988||December 1988/January 1989|
|ABERDIEN||Able Seaman||George M.||Royal Navy||World War II||British Columbia, Canada||April 29th, 2009||Web Only|
|ABERLE||Gunner||Michael||Royal Canadian Artillery||World War II||Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada||February 20th, 1990||July/August 1990|
|ABERNETHY||James A.||Victoria, British Columbia, Canada||February 23rd, 1997||September/October 1997|
|ABERNETHY||Petty Officer||Robert G.||Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve||World War II||Ontario, Canada||July 30th, 2001||November/December 2001|
|ABERNETHY||Able Seaman||Earl Kemp||Royal Canadian Navy||World War II||Vanier, Ontario, Canada||May 1st, 1985||August 1985|
|ABERNETHY||E.K.||Canadian Dental Corps||Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada||February 18th, 1985||May 1985|
|ABERNETHY||Rae J.||Royal Canadian Navy||World War II||Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada||December 26th, 2016||November 2017|
|ABERNETHY||Douglas||Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps||World War II||Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada||August 31st, 2018||November 2019|
|ABERNOT||John J.||World War II||Longlac, Ontario, Canada||August 1995||January 1996|
|ABERoyal Canadian RegimentOMBIE||Wm. C.||World War II||Grandview, Manitoba, Canada||August 14th, 1986||December 1986/January 1987|
|ABERSON||Trooper||William H.||Canadian Army||World War II||Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada||December 25th, 2014||November/December 2015|
|ABEY||Private||Frank Harold||World War I||Devon, Alberta, Canada||June 13th, 1985||October 1985|
|ABGRALL||Rifleman||Robert M.||Canadian Army||World War II||British Columbia, Canada||June 21st, 2002||November/December 2002|