Military Indexes

Elgin County Military Veterans

War of 1812 – veterans of the War of 1812 living in Elgin County in 1875

1828 Militia Rolls – Listing of Elgin County Militiamen by Township – in some cases age is given.  As additional information is located in primary source records we will extract and attach to these names. Names extracted from:

Men of Upper Canada : militia nominal rolls, 1828-1829

Aldborough Township
– about 58 names

Bayham Township
–  about 162 names

Dunwich Township
– about 88 names

Malahide Township
– about 166 names

South Dorchester Township
– no names added yet

Southwold Township
– about 188 names

Yarmouth Township
– about 135  names

1837 – 1839 Militia Muster Rolls and Pay Lists

 Description on – (paid subscription required)

Malahide Township

Civil War Veterans of Elgin County – compiled by Bruce Johnson and Robert Moore- A surprising number of Elgin County Men served in the American Civil War. A few even fought for the Confederate Army.

1866 Fenian Raid Bounty Applications

1867 Militia Rolls – On FamilySearch

St. Thomas 1867 Militia Rolls images 546 – 550

(Note – this is included in with the 1858-1872 Bayham Assessments)

Boer War/South African Veterans of Elgin County – Contributions by Alan Mason about Canadian soldiers who enlisted for service in South Africa and in the Halifax Garrison, and British soldiers of the period who came to Elgin County after the war. These soldiers all had a significant connection to Elgin County, before, during or after the South African war.

Cenotaphs and War Memorials of Elgin County – Transcriptions of names on the cenotaphs and Military and War Memorials. Also links to the Veterans Affairs Canada database of burial information for those who died in combat

Age Shall Not Weary Them –  by James McCallum – published in 2008. – Information on soldiers from Malahide, Aylmer, Bayham and South Dorchester who made the supreme sacrifice during the First Great War, 1914-1918. Search Service files of the First Great War.  Available n PDF form Age Shall Not Weary Them

We Will Remember Them – by James McCallum – The Men & Women of East Elgin Who Served During the First Great War, 1914-1918

Elgin Military Museum  From 1812 – Afghanistan – The Elgin Military Museum connects the dots through the lives of those from Elgin County who served and died in far away places


Major William Faulds (1827-1914) Elgin County resident took part in Mexican War

Aylmer Express 30 March 1916 Major William FAULDS
(Submitted by Alan Mason)

The Aylmer Express: March 30, 1916, p. 4, c2:  “William Faulds took part in the Mexican War in 1847, under General Winfield Scott, and one of his sons is named after that leader. He later became Major in the Elgin Battalion.” Canadiana.

The Aylmer Express: May 7, 1903, p. 1. c1. William Faulds, Recipient of Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers’ Decoration for long service in the 25th Regiment. Canadiana

The Aylmer Express: Dec. 31, 1914, p. 6. Obituary for Major William Faulds. Canadiana

St. Thomas Daily Times: December 24, 1914, Page 4, c3. Died – William Faulds, 87 years, Dec. 23, father of William S., Edward, Dr. Winfield, Mary and Victoria Faulds. Elgin OGS

Supreme Court of Canada – case involving William FAULDS of Malahide.