Lost Trails

As we move through our careers, we serve with hundreds of fellow engineers, make friends and lose touch. If you want to find someone you served with at some point, we have an informal network of people and associations that may be able to help you. We also have access to several official archives and databanks.

Before posting on this site, we recommend you look at the Sappers Online list maintained by the Chilliwack Retired Sappers Reunion. If you cannot make contact there, our Lost Trails feature might help.

Before starting a search, look through the prior queries on this site, including the Retirements and Last Post pages. If you do not find who you are looking for, please use the submission form below to create a new search entry. Please include as many details as you can:

  • Name/rank/nickname of the individual,
  • Year of last contact,
  • Some details of their service career; locations, units, ranks, and
  • Whatever else you think might help.

We will quickly monitor your request and start to search.

We also have instructions as to how to attain service records from government and other sources.

please search current posts using names or descriptions
  • Canadian Forestry Corps Badge
    Last updated: 19 Feb 2017
    June 2017 will mark the 100th Anniversary of the arrival of companies of the Canadian Forestry Corps units in France. Events are being planned...
  • Lost Beaver
    Last updated: 12 Feb 2017
    Hello. My name is Peter Mahrle and I am hoping to contact a former pal for old times sake. John was last know to have retired from the RCE in 1969...
  • Last updated: 12 Feb 2017
    Last contact was in Fort Victoria,Werl ,Germany in 1969 He was posted to 1st Field Squadron, Petawawa Ont. His wife's name was Joanne.
  • Last updated: 12 Feb 2017
    I am Carl (Charlie) Gibb looking to reconnect with troop mates from the 11th intake of the Apprentice Training Squadron, 1962.
  • Last updated: 12 Feb 2017
    Served in 2 CER Petawawa in 1966 - 1967 then in 4 Field Werl Germany 1967 - 1970. Was the Corporal in charge of stores for 2 Troop and played guard...
  • Last updated: 12 Feb 2017
    Looking for contact info for BGen W.A.D. Yuill (retired)
  • Lost Trails Logo
    Last updated: 20 Oct 2016
    I am a former officer cadet in the CME class that started in September 1967 and I have often wondered what became of the rest of the boys. I recall...
  • Lost Trails Logo
    Last updated: 20 Oct 2016
    Hello everybody, my Name is Steve Kocsis and I need your help. I would like to locate the whereabouts of the following 041 CME corporals. They...
  • Last updated: 20 Oct 2016
    I last saw Paul in Petawawa in 1976 after the Olympics. He left the service and I think moved back to NB.