3rd Canadian Infantry Division

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The 3rd Canadian Infantry Division was the first Canadian division to fight in the Normandy Campaign, landing on D-Day (6 June 1944) at Juno Beach. This series contains the June, July and August war diaries for the division, as well as the war diaries for every brigade and battalion within it.

War Diaries missing from our online collection may be viewed on Library and Archives Canada’s sister site, HéritageTheir collection is organized by LAC reel numbers. To determine which reel a particular unit’s diaries are on, follow LAC’s instructions here.

3rd Canadian Division Headquarters:

  • G Branch (General Staff)
  • A & Q Branch (Quartermaster)


7th Canadian Infantry Brigade 
8th Canadian Infantry Brigade
9th Canadian Infantry Brigade


Divisional Troops:



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