How Many Canadians Died in World War II?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 15, 2020 6:04:57 PM ET

Approximately 45,000 Canadian soldiers and military members died during World War II, according to Veterans Affairs Canada. Over 14 million Allied soldiers and military died during World War II, and over 20 million total soldiers and military died during the war.

Canadian military forces were involved in the Battle of the Atlantic, the Battle of Britain and the Battle of the Scheldt in 1944. The Canadian military also participated in many battles in Normandy, including Dieppe and D-Day. Additionally, the Canadian military had over 10,000 men in Asia to defend Hong Kong against Japanese forces. No Canadian civilians died in World War II.