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Military Service In The House Of Commons

This compilation of parliamentarians who, from Confederation to date, served their country both in Parliament and in the military was produced to mark the Year of the Veteran, the sixtieth anniversary of the end of World War II and the opening of the new Canadian War Museum.

The database contains information such as rank, decorations, service overseas, regimental and unit identification, reserve or regular service.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. However, we recognise that certain details may not be complete. Should you find any errors or omissions, please contact us at the following e-mail address: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca

The Library of Parliament wishes to thank the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians, and in particular the Honourable Fred Mifflin who championed this project with the advice and assistance of the Honourable Barney Danson, Mr. Doug Fisher, the Honourable John Fraser, Mr. Bob Ringma and the Chair, Mr. Doug Rowland. 

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795 members of parliament
795 / 4214 = 18.86569%

NameMilitary Service
Abbott, Douglas Charles

Constituency:
St. Antoine--Westmount, Quebec

Political Affiliation:
Liberal

Election Date:
1940.03.26

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Royal Air Force 1918 - 1918
7th (McGill) Siege Battery Served overseas. 1916 - 1918

ConflictFunctionTerm
World War I, 1914-1918
Abbott, John Joseph Caldwell

Constituency:
Argenteuil, Quebec

Political Affiliation:
Liberal-Conservative

Election Date:
1867.09.20

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
11th Argenteuil Battalion of Militia Commanding Officer 1867 -
Argenteuil Rangers Commander 1861 - 1861

Achim, Honoré

Constituency:
Labelle, Quebec

Political Affiliation:
Conservative (1867-1942)

Election Date:
1911.09.21

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
54th Sherbrooke Regiment Captain

Adamson, Agar Rodney

Constituency:
York West, Ontario

Political Affiliation:
Conservative (1867-1942)

Election Date:
1940.03.26

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Lorne Scots Pilot 1939 - 1945
Royal Air Force Served overseas. Pilot officer 1918 - 1918

ConflictFunctionTerm
World War II, 1939-1945
Ahearn, Thomas Franklin

Constituency:
Ottawa (City of), Ontario

Political Affiliation:
Liberal

Election Date:
1930.07.28

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Mechanical Transport, Canadian Expeditionary Force Served in Canada and overseas in France. Captain 1914.01.16 - 1916.11

ConflictFunctionTerm
World War I, 1914-1918
Aiken, Gordon Harvey

Constituency:
Parry Sound--Muskoka, Ontario

Political Affiliation:
Progressive Conservative

Election Date:
1957.06.10

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Served overseas in Europe. Officer 1944 - 1945
Canadian Army Signal Corps Captain 1943 - 1944
Canadian Army Lieutenant 1941 - 1942

ConflictFunctionTerm
World War II, 1939-1945
Aikins, James Albert Manning

Constituency:
Brandon, Manitoba

Political Affiliation:
Conservative (1867-1942)

Election Date:
1911.09.21

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
The Royal Winnipeg Rifles 90th Regiment Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel 1910.12 -

Alexander, Lincoln MacCauley

Constituency:
Hamilton West, Ontario

Political Affiliation:
Progressive Conservative

Election Date:
1968.06.25

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
2nd Tactical Aviation Wing Honorary Colonel 1989 -
Royal Canadian Air Force Corporal 1942 - 1945

Allison, William Henry

Constituency:
Hants, Nova Scotia

Political Affiliation:
Conservative (1867-1942)

Election Date:
1878.09.17

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Reserve Militia Captain

Almon, William Johnston

Constituency:
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Political Affiliation:
Liberal-Conservative

Election Date:
1872.10.12

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
5th Regiment of Halifax militia Assistant Surgeon

Amyot, Guillaume

Constituency:
Bellechasse, Quebec

Political Affiliation:
Conservative (1867-1942)

Election Date:
1881.03.19

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
9th Battalion, Voltigeurs de Québec Commanded the battalion. Lieutenant-Colonel

ConflictFunctionTerm
North West Rebellion, 1885
Anderson, David

Constituency:
Esquimalt--Saanich, British Columbia

Political Affiliation:
Liberal

Election Date:
1968.06.25

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Royal Canadian Air Force (Reserve) Pilot Flying Officer 1955 - 1958

Anderson, Hugh Alan

Constituency:
Comox--Alberni, British Columbia

Political Affiliation:
Liberal

Election Date:
1974.07.08

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Royal Canadian Air Force Flying Officer

Anderson, Robert King

Constituency:
Halton, Ontario

Political Affiliation:
Unionist

Election Date:
1917.12.17

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
20th Halton Rifles Major and Paymaster 1906.01.01 -

Andras, Robert Knight

Constituency:
Port Arthur, Ontario

Political Affiliation:
Liberal

Election Date:
1965.11.08

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Canadian Army Major

ConflictFunctionTerm
World War II, 1939-1945
Andrews, George William

Constituency:
Winnipeg Centre, Manitoba

Political Affiliation:
Unionist (Liberal)

Election Date:
1917.12.17

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
90th Rifles Served overseas. Major

ConflictFunctionTerm
World War I, 1914-1918
Appolloni, Ursula

Constituency:
York South, Ontario

Political Affiliation:
Liberal

Election Date:
1974.07.08

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Women's Royal Air Force Corporal 1948 - 1950

Archambault, Louis

Constituency:
L'Assomption, Quebec

Political Affiliation:
Liberal-Conservative

Election Date:
1867.09.20

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Militia Lieutenant-Colonel

Archibald, Cyril

Constituency:
Stormont, Ontario

Political Affiliation:
Liberal

Election Date:
1872.10.12

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
59th Stormont and Glengarry Battalion, Volunteer Infantry Paymaster

Archibald, Harry Grenfell

Constituency:
Skeena, British Columbia

Political Affiliation:
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Election Date:
1945.06.11

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Royal Canadian Air Force Leading Aircraftman 1943 - 1945

Armstrong, Ernest Frederick

Constituency:
Timiskaming South, Ontario

Political Affiliation:
Conservative (1867-1942)

Election Date:
1925.10.29

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
4th Division Served overseas in France and Belgium.
197th Regiment Officer Commanding
159th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force Officer Commanding

ConflictFunctionTerm
World War I, 1914-1918
Arthurs, James

Constituency:
Parry Sound, Ontario

Political Affiliation:
Conservative (1867-1942)

Election Date:
1908.10.26

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
167th Battalion, Canadian Infantry Commander 1914 - 1914
1st Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force Served overseas in France. Captain 1914 - 1917.05

ConflictFunctionTerm
World War I, 1914-1918
Ashbourne, Thomas Gordon William

Constituency:
Grand Falls--White Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador

Political Affiliation:
Liberal

Election Date:
1949.06.27

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Royal Canadian Artillery Lieutenant 1917 -
British Army Participant 1917 - 1918

ConflictFunctionTerm
World War I, 1914-1918 Lieutenant
Ashby, Patrick Harvey

Constituency:
Edmonton East, Alberta

Political Affiliation:
Social Credit

Election Date:
1945.06.11

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Unspecified

ConflictFunctionTerm
World War I, 1914-1918
Asselin, Edmund Tobin

Constituency:
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Quebec

Political Affiliation:
Liberal

Election Date:
1962.06.18

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Royal Canadian Air Force Flight Lieutenant 1940 - 1946

ConflictFunctionTerm
World War II, 1939-1945 Prisoner of war in a German camp.
Asselin, Joseph Patrick Tobin

Constituency:
Richmond--Wolfe, Quebec

Political Affiliation:
Liberal

Election Date:
1963.04.08

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Canadian Army Reserve Force For 12 years Captain

Atamanenko, Alex

Constituency:
British Columbia Southern Interior, British Columbia

Political Affiliation:
New Democratic Party

Election Date:
2006.01.23

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Royal Canadian Navy Officer

Ault, Samuel

Constituency:
Stormont, Ontario

Political Affiliation:
Liberal-Conservative

Election Date:
1867.09.20

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
2nd Battalion Stormont Militia Lieutenant

Aylmer, Henry

Constituency:
Richmond--Wolfe, Quebec

Political Affiliation:
Liberal

Election Date:
1874.01.22

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Canadian Wimbledon Rifle Team Commander 1877 - 1877
Richmond Field Battery Lieutenant-Colonel 1876 - 1887.11
Royal Marines Artillery For 12 years Artillery Lieutenant

ConflictFunctionTerm
Fenian Raids,1866-1871
Bachand, André

Constituency:
Missisquoi, Quebec

Political Affiliation:
Liberal

Election Date:
1980.02.18

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Canadian Officers' Training Corps Second Lieutenant 1956 - 1958

Baker, Edgar Crow

Constituency:
Victoria, British Columbia

Political Affiliation:
Conservative (1867-1942)

Election Date:
1882.06.20

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Royal Navy H.M.S. Niobe
Retired with the rank of major.
Navigating Lieutenant 1860.09.11 - 1878.09.22

Baker, George Harold

Constituency:
Brome, Quebec

Political Affiliation:
Conservative (1867-1942)

Election Date:
1911.09.21

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Raised and commanded the unit and led them into action in France, July 1915. Commander 1914 - 1916.06.02
13th Scottish Light Dragoons Lieutenant-Colonel 1913 - 1914

ConflictFunctionTerm
World War I, 1914-1918 Killed in action at Ypres, June 2, 1916.
Baker, Loran Ellis

Constituency:
Shelburne--Yarmouth--Clare, Nova Scotia

Political Affiliation:
Liberal

Election Date:
1945.06.11

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Royal Canadian Artillery Served overseas in Europe. Major 1939.09.01 - 1945.09.01

Balcer, Léon

Constituency:
Trois-Rivières, Quebec

Political Affiliation:
Progressive Conservative

Election Date:
1949.06.27

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Royal Canadian Navy On active service. Lieutenant 1941 - 1945

Balcom, Samuel Rosborough

Constituency:
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Political Affiliation:
Liberal

Election Date:
1950.06.19

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Canadian Army Chief Medical Stores Inspection Officer 1944 - 1945
Medical Stores Officer Commanding 1942 - 1943
Dalhousie University No. 7 "Overseas" Stationary Hospital Involved as pharmacist and stock keeper for the second half of World War I. 1914 - 1918

ConflictFunctionTerm
World War I, 1914-1918 Served overseas with the Dalhousie University Medical Unit.
World War II, 1939-1945
Baldwin, Gerald William

Constituency:
Peace River, Alberta

Political Affiliation:
Progressive Conservative

Election Date:
1958.03.31

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Royal Canadian Artillery Served in Canada and overseas in Europe and Great Britain. Lieutenant

ConflictFunctionTerm
World War II, 1939-1945 Served as a scout with the Canadian Army in the liberation of the Netherlands and was decorated for bravery after being shot in the leg. (Edmonton Journal, 18.12.1991)
Balfour, James

Constituency:
Regina East, Saskatchewan

Political Affiliation:
Progressive Conservative

Election Date:
1972.10.30

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Royal Canadian Artillery (Militia) Lieutenant

Ballantyne, Charles Colquhoun

Constituency:
St. Lawrence--St. George, Quebec

Political Affiliation:
Unionist

Election Date:
1917.12.17

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
1st Battalion Grenadier Guards Raised and commanded the battalion. Commander 1916.01.01 -

Ballard, Harold Raymond

Constituency:
Calgary South, Alberta

Political Affiliation:
Progressive Conservative

Election Date:
1965.11.08

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm
Royal Air Force Member 1940 - 1945

Barker, Frederick Eustace

Constituency:
City of St. John, N