Sarah Lockyer

The Casualty Identification Program: Identifying the Remains of Canadian Service Members from the First and Second World Wars and the Korean Conflict

As a result of the First and Second World Wars as well as the conflict in Korea, there are more than 27,000 Canadian service members who have no known grave. The skeletal remains of those service members are found every year through a number of different types of modern human activity. The Casualty Identification Program does everything in its power to identify the skeletal human remains of service members deemed to be Canadian. There are many variables acting on each case, which will determine the methods used in the investigative process. This presentation will discuss the process undertaken by the Casualty Identification Program to identify the newly discovered skeletal remains of Canadian service members so that they may be buried with their name, by their unit, and in the presence of family.

Dr. Sarah Lockyer has a BSc in Anthropology from the Université de Montréal, an MSc in Forensic Archaeological Science from University College London and a PhD in Bioarchaeology from Bournemouth University. She is the Casualty Identification Coordinator for Canada’s Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces and the Casualty Identification Program’s forensic anthropologist. Dr. Lockyer works to identify the newly discovered skeletal remains of Canadian soldiers killed in action during the First and Second World Wars, and the Korean Conflict.

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