In 1930, Lorne Smith from Chatham was awarded the National War Memorial Fund scholarship.

Word War I Timeline

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Poem for a Fallen Canadian

Battle’s grim dormitory this
And filled is every bed
And none may leave his place, or miss
The role call of the dead.

Yet as I lie here silently
I think, if fate had willed,
Today I had been twenty-three
At twenty I was killed.

Oh you who love me, whom I love
Do not forget this day
Though all the years you are above
And I beneath the clay.

1914
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Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is assassinated with his wife in Sarajevo.

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Austria-Hungary Declares war on Serbia

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Britain Declares War on Germany

August 4th, 1914
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Canada offers Britain an infantry division of 60,000

August 6th, 1914
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Col. H.D. Smith begins recruitment of men for the 24th Kent Regiment

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Telegram from the Adjutant General to mobilize the 24th Kent Regt. for a Company of 100 men.

August 7th, 1914
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Sam Hughs Minister of Militia would prefer that only single men be recruited for the overseas contingent, married will be taken, “only at the written consent of their wives”

August 11th, 1914
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Canada Declares war on Austria-Hungary

August 12th, 1914
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British Reservist called up to return to their regiments

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The British Headquarters Staff depart from France

August 14th, 1914
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Belgian Reservist Pierre Booarens and Camille Cyrrille Six leave Wallaceburg for Namur, Belgium

August 17th, 1914
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British Reservist S.J. Little, G.Grady, W.H. Glenn, S.D. Parson, R. Smith, F. Freeman, F. Wilkinson and J. Coford leave Chatham to rejoin their Regiments in England, and it is likely that Sydney Atkinson was also on this train.

August 18th, 1914
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14th Field Ambulance departs from Chatham

August 19th, 1914
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111 recruits of the 24th Kent, for the first contingent from Chatham departs for Valcartier via C.P.R.

August 21st, 1914
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Opening phase of the battle of Mons. The 1st Contingent of the CEF are signing attestation papers at Valcartier.

August 22nd, 1914
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Lt. C.E. C. Rabagliati RFC downs the first German aircraft in armed combat with a .303 rifle

August 25th, 1914
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Assumed command- Total strength 55 officers and 1507 other ranks composed of detachments from 14 units from 1st Div. (Western Ontario) and 2 units from 2nd Div. (Central Ontario). From the War Diary of the 1st Battalion C.E.F at Valcartier.

September 2nd, 1914
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Reviewed by H.R.H. the Duke of Connaught 160 men transferred to Bermuda draft – Royal Canadian Regiment

September 6th, 1914
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The Battle of the Marne begins in France

September 9th, 1914
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Antwerp, Belgium falls to the Germans

September 10th, 1914
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Reviewed by Minister of Militia The Battle of the Aisne begins

September 13th, 1914
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Reviewed by H.R.H. Duke of Connaught

September 14th, 1914
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The 1st Battle of Ypres begins

September 15th, 1914
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Brigade Tactical Exercise- The Battalion (with Cav. And Arty) fought a rear-guard action

September 16th, 1914
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Reviewed by H.R.H. The Duke of Connaught

September 18th, 1914
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Left Val Cartier by rail two trains first at 7:00 and at 8:00am. Battalion embarked “S.S. Laurentic” other troops on board Royal Canadian Regiment and 2nd Field Ambulance. No horse or wagons

September 25th, 1914
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Transport left Louisa Basin and anchored in stream at 9:00pm sailed

September 26th, 1914
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Arrived Gaspe’ Bay where remained until Oct. 3rd 1914

September 30th, 1914
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First Canadian Contingent sails for England under Naval escort, departing Gaspe’ Bay at 15:00, the convoy would cover 2504 miles at 10 knots, the speed of the slowest ship. Of the 36,276 that sailed 63% were British born, 10,880 Canadian born, 1,245 were French-Canadian, none were Black nor Asian men and women 20% would be wounded missing or dead within seven months. There were a number of First Nations men who recruited as “Ferocious soldiers”

October 3rd, 1914
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First Contingent C.E.F arrives at Plymouth England

October 14th, 1914
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Of the 123 days the CEF was training at Salisbury Plain it rained 89 of the days with 24 inches of rain recorded twice the 32 year average for that period

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What will become known as the 1st Battle of Ypres begins

October 20th, 1914
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Rfm. Sidney Edward Atkinson. 4911, King’s Royal Rifles Corps Dies of Wounds during the 1st Battle of Ypres. (From Wheatley), 1st fatality from Kent County

October 31st, 1914
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Nursing Sister Gertrude Alice French is sent to France with No.2 Stationary Hospital B.E.F.

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The Battle of Langemark begins

November 11th, 1914
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The 1st Battle of Ypres ends. (80,000 Germans and 50,000 British will be dead, wounded or missing in action

November 22nd, 1914
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PPCLI arrives in France attached to 80Bde. 27 Imperial Division

December 20th, 1914
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First C.E.F. battle fatalities (PPCLI)

January 6th, 1915
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1st Canadian Division arrives in France. Enters the line near Fleurbaix

February 8th, 1915
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Ships of the Royal Navy attack Turkish forts on the Dardanelles

February 19th, 1915
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Pte. Cecil Holmes 7053 1st fatality from Chatham 1st Bn. Killed In Action

March 1st, 1915
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1st Canadian Division enters the line at Fleurbaix

March 2nd, 1915
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Battle of Neuve Chappelle Begins

Pte. Mathew Meehan 6711 with the 10th Bn. -wounded

March 10th, 1915
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Battle of Neuve Chappelle Ends

March 12th, 1915
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The British 1st Army suffers 12,892 casualties. The CEF “Normal Wastage.” Or approximately 200 for the two days

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Action of St. Eloi

March 14th -15th, 1915
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Lt. William Nelson Gallaugher killed in action

March 26th, 1915
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Pte. William John Callery 6648- Invalided home due to illness

April 10th, 1915
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Second Battle of Ypres- Gravenstaffel (1st Div. – 2Bde)

Pte. Hope Reginal Croucher 6671 Killed in Action

Pte. Mathew Meechan 6711- wounded, in elbow- Gravenstaffel Ridge

Pte. Alfred Dennington 6674- wounded

April 22nd - 25th, 1915
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Battle of St. Julien

Pte. S.J. McIntosh, 6713 1st Bn. Missing in Action

Pte. Arthur Dye 6677- wounded in knee, bullet wound

Pte. Joseph Homer Giroux 21475- wounded in both arms, broken nose and gassed

Pte. Stephen E. Hawkins 6689 -wounded

Pte. James Shepard McIntosh 6713 missing in action

Pte. Thomas Edward Sexton 6737- wounded in hand by shrapnel

Pte. William Skeggs 6742- wounded

Pte. Walter Taylor 6748- wounded in neck & jaw at Langemarck

Pte. Arthur Byron Beckworth 635 8th Bn.- wounded

April 23rd, 1915
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The 1st and 4th Canadian battalions were especially hard hit on the 23rd of April the 1st losing 404 men and the 4th 454 including it’s colonel and its second-in-command

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2nd German gas attack on Apex (Div. 1: 5,7,13)

St. Jullian (14 & 15 Bn. )

Pte. William Lester Babcock, 171977. 7thBn. BC Regt. Killed in Action. Dresden

Pte. Norman C. Stewart. 24533. 13th Bn. Killed in Action. From Ridgetown

L/Cpl. Eric J. Spalding. 8503. 2nd Bn. EO Regt. Killed in Action

L/Sgt. C.A. Moodie. 16384. 7th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. N.C. Stewart. 24533. 13th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. Arthur Thomas Trudell. 6745. wounded in foot

April 24th, 1915
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Loss of St. Jullian

April 25th, 1915
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The Canadian Division suffered enormous losses in the short period of 24-25 April of some 6036/ 2,000 were fatalities of the 18,000 Cdn’s. Who faced Germans

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BEF assaults the Gallipoli peninsula at Hellos under the command of General Ian Hamilton

April 25th, 1915
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Relief of 1st Canadian Division

Pte. H.P. Burtch. 6429. 1st Bn. Died of wounds

Pte. Percy Ling. 6699. Wounded

Pte. Wilfred Littlejohn. Wounded

Pte. Clifford Morrice – Wounded

Pte. Beckworth, Arthur Myron 635- wounded

Pte. B.C. Cookson, 6301. 1st Bn. Killed in Action

April 26th, 1915
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The 2nd Battle of Ypres would cost the Canadian Expeditionary Force 5975 casualties of which 1000 would be fatalities, with 228 injured by the gas, many others would be plagued for life after their brush with the poisonous cloud. Not to be forgotten were the poor horses used in transport and by the CFA in all some 525 animals were killed or put down due to injuries

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Between April 15 and May 3rd the CEF lost 208 officers ad 5,828 killed, wounded or taken as prisoners of war

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Battle of Frezenburg Ridge (PPCLI)

Lieut. Richard G. Crawford- wounded by shrapnel, Bellewarde Lake

May 8th, 1915
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Battle of Aubers Ridge

Lieut. Richard G. Crawford- Died of wounds

May 9th, 1915
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Pte. R. Twell. 21901. 33rd Bn. Died of Disease

May 11th, 1915
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Battle of Festubert

May 17th, 1915
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K.5 and Canadian Orchard

May 20th, 1915
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Festubert Finale

Pte. Clifford Morrice 6709- wounded five times in head and right shoulder

May 25th, 1915
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Pte. Archie Clyde Hall 18775 killed in action

May 26th, 1915
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Battle of Givenchy

Sergent Asell, Ernest M. 6646- wounded in hand

Pte. John Henry Ash 6651- wounded in leg

Pte. Charles William Crosier 6668 Killed in Action

Pte. Richard Dennis 6675 Killed in Action

Pte. Edward Lionel Edwards Killed in Action

Pte. Joseph Joiner 6692 Killed in Action

Pte. Fredrick Mardling 6714 Missing in Action

Pte. A. McLeod 11191. 4th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. Mathew (Paddy) Meehan 6711 Killed in Action

Pte. Robert George Mills 6720- wounded

Pte. George W. Moore 6712- wounded, shrapnel right hand and three shrapnel wounds to right hip

Cpl. J. Murdoch. 6708. 1st Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. James Nicol 6722. 1st Bn. Killed in Action

Cpl. Victor Pyne 6727- wounded in head, thigh and abdomen

Pte. James Rabbitt 6734- wounded, gun shot in right wrist

Major George John Lorne Smith. 1st Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. George Walter Walker 7199- wounded

Sargent Henry George Ward, 6640. 1st Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. Frank Watkins 6752- wounded in left forearm

June 15th, 1915
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Pte. Alexander McLeod 11191 Killed in Action

June 16th, 1915
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Sergent Fred Sheard 7211 Killed in Action

June 16th, 1915
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Pte. George W. Moore 6712- recommended by Sir John French for bravery

June 23rd, 1915
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Battle of Loos Begins

Action at bois Grenier

September 25th - 28th, 1915
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Pte. Robert George Mills- wounded in left shoulder

June 28th, 1915
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Lieut. Donald Eric Douglas is invalided to Chatham

July 6th, 1915
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ANZAC forces land at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli peninsula

August 6th, 1915
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Pte. H.P. Pugh. 401705. 4th Bn. Died of wounds

September 9th, 1915
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Second Canadian Division arrives Canadian Corp formed

September 15th, 1915
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The Royal Newfoundland Regiment (BEF) lands at Suvla Bay Gallipoli peninsula

September 20th, 1915
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L/Cpl. W. W. Frew. 53227. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

September 30th, 1915
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Loos finale

October 8th, 1915
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Pte. Clifford Morrice arrives in Chatham, invalided home

October 9th, 1915
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Actions at Hohenzollern Redoubt

Pte. J.T. Giroux. A871. 1st Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. T. Nelson. 54356. 1st Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. W. Nelson. 54340. 1st Bn. Killed in Action

October 13th, 1915
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Pte. W.J. Schearer. 401819. 4th CMR. Died of Wounds

October 19th, 1915
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Pte. Percy Powell. 34315. C.A.M.C. invalided back to Canada

November 17th, 1915
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Trench raid on the Douve River near Messines

November 17th, 1915
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Pte. T. Priestley. 53840. 18th Bn. Lost at Sea

November 17th, 1915
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Evacuation of Gallipoli by the BEF begins

December 12th, 1915
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Pte. W.W. Storing. 53394. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

December 27th, 1915
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3rd Canadian Division Formed

January 1916
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Last of the BEF leaves Gallipoli, the Royal Newfoundland Regt. Forms part of the rearguard. The RNR suffered 40 fatalities KIA, DOW or DOD, plus 150 casualties. Of the 480,000 Allied troops in that theatre the British had 205,000 casualties of which 43,000 were fatalties

January 9th, 1916
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Pte. T.M. French. 401654. 33rd Bn. Died of Disease

January 16th, 1916
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Pte. Richard M. Price 477743. Missing in Action

January 21st, 1916
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Gnr. C.M. Eastlake. 72026. 2nd CFA. Died of Wounds

February 2nd, 1916
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Cpl. E. B. Cattle. 189047. 91st Bn. Killed in Action

March 5th, 1916
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Sgt. F. Jarrett. 166801. 2nd Pnr. Died of Illness

March 5th, 1916
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Pte. Thomas James Heather. 6688. 1st Bn. Died of Wounds

March 18th, 1916
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Pte. W. Whittington. 53628. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

March 26th, 1916
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Actions at St. Eloi Craters

March 27th, 1916
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Pte. William Henry Popham Killed in Action

April 2nd, 1916
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Battle of St. Eloi Craters

April 3rd, 1916
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Heavy German bombardment of St. Eloi Craters

April 4th, 1916
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St. Eloi Craters – German counterattacks

April 6th, 1916
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St. Eloi Craters – Canadian attacks and German counterattacks

April 9th, 1916
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Pte. H.F. Gange. 53570. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

April 10th, 1916
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Pte. A. Hulme. 53468. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

April 10th, 1916
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Actions at St. Eloi Craters subside

April 16th, 1916
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Pte. W. Horlock. 400045. 1st Bn. Killed in Action

April 18th, 1916
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Cpl. J.J. Cook. 400518. 21st Bn. Died of Wounds

April 23rd, 1916
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Pte. S. Heather. A1280. 1st Bn. Killed in Action

April 26th, 1916
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Pte. A. Logan. 6159. 1st Bn. Killed in Action

April 26th, 1916
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Pte. G.H. Monk. 602953. 14th Bn. Killed in Action

May 17th, 1916
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British attack on Vimy Ridge fails

May 18th, 1916
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Battle of Mount Sorrell

Pte. J. Aikin. 112169. 5th CMR. Killed in Action. From Wheatley

Germans attack Canadian lines

Sanctuary Wood and Square Wood

June 2nd, 1916
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Canadian counterattacks fail

Pte. James Henry Mills. 603092. Killed in Action

June 3rd, 1916
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Pte. A. S. Reeve. 623211. 1st CMR. Missing In Action

June 5th, 1916
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German attack and capture Hooge

Pte. P. McCorvie. 446742. 5th Bn. Killed in Action

Sgt. G. Swainsbury DCM. 53531. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

June 6th, 1916
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Canadian counterattack succeed – finale of the Battle of Mount Sorrell ends

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British attack High Wood (Bois des Fourcaux) fails

June 17th, 1916
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Pte. O.E. Gardner. 80169. 31st Bn. Died of Wounds

June 18th, 1916
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Lieut. J. Mills. 14th Bn. Killed in Action

June 27th, 1916
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Battle of the Somme begins at Albert Montauban

July 1st, 1916
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Pte. A. Hulme. 53468. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

July 2nd, 1916
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Pte. Allen H. Rae. 401572 Killed in Action

July 6th, 1916
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Action at Mametz

July 6th, 1916
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Action at Contalmaison

Cpl. Victor George Pyne. 6727. Died of Wounds

Pte. George Stonefish 6740, wounded in head and forearm

July 9th, 1916
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Action at Fricourt

July 9th, 1916
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Action at La Boisselle

Pte. J. Martin. 123065. 70th Bn. Died of Disease

July 13th, 1916
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The Battle of Bazentin Ridge

July 14th - 17th, 1916
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Battle of Fromelles

July 19th, 1916
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Attack on High Wood

July 20th, 1916
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End of attacks on High Wood

July 25th, 1916
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Pte. J.R. Little. MY153613. 5th RE. Died of Illness

July 31st, 1916
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Fourth Canadian Division arrives in France

August
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Pte. J. H. Linton. 477540. RCR. Died of Wounds

August 8th, 1916
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Pte. W.G. Jacobs. 123259. 5th CMR. Died of Wounds

August 16th, 1916
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Pte. John Henry Linton. 477540. Died of Wounds

August 18th, 1916
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Pte. J. Peters. 845116. 149th Bn. Died of Disease

August 20th, 1916
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Pte. G.H. Snowden. 123503. 58th Bn. Killed in Action

August 20th, 1916
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Pte. J. Popham. 491169. 1st Bn. Killed in Action

August 31st, 1916
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The Battle of The Somme

Pte. W. F. Holmes. 214189. 19th Bn. Killed in Action

 

September 1st, 1916
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Action at Mouquet Farm

September 1st, 1916
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Battle of Poziers Ridge

September 1st, 1916
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The Battle of Guillemont

September 3rd, 1916
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Pte. J.H. Richmond. 442182. 16th Bn. Killed In Action

September 4th, 1916
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Battle of Ginchy

September 9th, 1916
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Pte. A.V. B. Radmore. 443309 Cdn. Pnr. Killed in Action

September 10th, 1916
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Pte. I.A. Cavanagh. 213643. 19th Bn. Killed in Action

September 13th, 1916
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Pte. Percy Powell. 34315. Honourably Discharged- Medically Unfit

September 13th, 1916
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Pte. F.S. Paget. 112111. 5th CMR. Killed in Action

September 14th, 1916
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Battle of Flers-Courcelette

Major W.S. McKeough. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. H. Roach. 400515. 21st Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. C.F. Stoliker. 124716. 19th Bn. Killed in Action

September 15th, 1916
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British capture High Wood

September 15th, 1916
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Action at Courcelette, Mouquet Farm & Fabeck Graben

September 16th, 1916
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Pte. F.S.A. Connell. 123207. 58th Bn. Missing in Action

September 17th, 1916
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Pte. C. Miller. 124632. 5th CMR. Missing in Action

September 17th, 1916
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Pte. T.W. Ogletree. 124704. 58th Bn. Killed in Action

September 18th, 1916
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Pte. H.M. Vitler. 123842. PPCLI. Died of Wounds

September 18th, 1916
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Pte. A.L. Burns. 123943. PPCLI. Died of Wounds

September 19th, 1916
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Action at Zollern Graben

September 20th, 1916
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Pte. E.D. Shine. 124103. 58th Bn. Died of Wounds

September 21st, 1916
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Pte. F.H. Smith. 123201. 58th Bn. Died of Wounds

September 21st, 1916
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Cpl. Harry Walter Samuel Tack. 6744. 1st Bn. Killed in Action

September 22nd, 1916
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Pte. J. Wells. 401837. 7th Bn. Killed in Action

September 23rd, 1916
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Sgt. G.H. Wood. 400078. 1st Bn. Killed in Action

September 23rd, 1916
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Battle of Thiepval Ridge

Pte. J.H. Craik. 1538. 8th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. G.H. Fenner. 401058. 15th Bn. Died of Wounds

Pte. H. Lambell. 400888. 7th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. G. Shand. 602690. 10th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. J.S. Taylor. 219 MMGC. Killed in Action

September 26th, 1916
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Pte. J. Westwood. 491313. 17th Bn. Killed in Action

September 27th, 1916
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Battle of Thiepval Ridge Ends

September 28th, 1916
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Attack on Hessian Trench

Pte. H.G. Kimmerly. 213517. 19th Bn. Killed in Action

September 29th, 1916
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Battle of Ancre heights and Regina Trench

Pte. G.H. Jackson. 124252. 5th CMR. Killed in Action

October 1st, 1916
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Pte. A.R. Clarke. 124362. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

October 3rd, 1916
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Pte. A. Fry. 53562. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

October 3rd, 1916
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Pte. T.J. Osborne. 123200. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

October 3rd, 1916
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Pte. J.A. Bain. 602560. 7th Bn. Died of Wounds

October 6th, 1916
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Le Transloy Ridge (Capture of Eaucourt L’Abbaye)

October 6th, 1916
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As the Canadian Scottish 16th Bn. Advance was held up at the German wire Piper, James Richardson asked his Sergeant “ Wull I gie them wund?” and the Segeant said “Aye mon, gie them wund?” Richardson played his pipes coolly back and forth along the wire until the troops broke through. He as awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions.

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Battle of Regina Trench ends

Pte. N. Dowd. 401671. 4th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. R.M. Price. 477743 RCR. Missing ni Action

October 8th, 1916

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Canadian Corp relieved, 4th Canadian Division arrives on Somme

October 10th, 1916
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Pte. F. Amos. 400607. 2nd CMR. Died of Wounds (Gas)- Chatham

October 11th, 1916
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Pte. Arthur Byron Beckworth 635 8th Bn.- wounded

October 11th, 1916
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Cpl. H.W.S. Tack is reported killed in Action (22/09/16)

October 11th, 1916
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Battle of Regina Trench

October 21st, 1916
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Pte. A.G. Down. 491279. 58th Bn. Died of Wounds

October 23rd, 1916
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Regina Trench (failed attack)

October 25th, 1916
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Pte. Alfred William Sewell. 123329. 58th Bn. Killed in Action

November 3rd, 1916
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Prime Minister Robert Bordon fires Sam Hughes as Minister of Militia and appoints George Perley as Minister of the Overseas Military Force

November 9th, 1916
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Capture of Regina Trench

November 11th, 1916
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Lieut. J.G. Hay. 47th Bn. Died of Wounds

November 12th, 1916
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Cpl. W.A. Taylor. 172344 CE. Killed in Action

November 15th, 1916
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Capture of Beaumont Hamel

November 18th, 1916
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Capture of Desire Trench ends the Battle of Somme

Cpl. L.R. Webster 434007. 50th Bn. Killed in Action

November 18th, 1916
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Pte. G.V. Peterson. 124454. 73rd Bn. Killed in Action

November 19th, 1916
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Pte. S.H. Symes. 512807 CASC. Died of Illness

November 29th, 1916
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Cpl. R.J. Dunsmore MM. 602901, 7th Bn. Died of Wounds

November 30th, 1916
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4th Division joins Canadian Corp on Vimy Fromt

December
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German Kaiser proposes Peace. Allies reject the offer

December 12th, 1916
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Trench raid on Vimy Front

December 20th, 1916
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Pte. Andrew Galbraith, wounded in the leg at Ypres returns after 17 months in hospital

December 26th, 1916
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Pte. Frank Watkins returns to Chatham- Discharged after 19 months in hospital due to a serious arm wound

January 9th, 1917
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Lieut. J.E. Muckle. 38th Bn. Killed in Action

January 15th, 1917
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Trench raid on Vimy Front

January 17th, 1917
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Pte. G. Altiman. 844021. 149th Bn. Died of Wounds- Walpole Island

January 21st, 1917
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Pte. H. Bancroft. 53439. 18th Bn. Died of Disease

January 22nd, 1917
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Trench raid on Vimy Front

February 13th, 1917
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Lieut. C.Stokes. BEF. Killed in Action

February 18th, 1917
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Major trench raid fails on Vimy Front

2 C.O’s killed

Pte. J.A. Ronson. 126860. 75th Bn. Killed in Action

March 1st, 1917
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Battle of Bapaume

March 24th -28th
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Pte. W.T. Pake. 912044. 46th Bn. Killed in Action

March 28th, 1917
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End of actions at Bapaume

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United States of America Declares War

April 2nd, 1917
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Pte. T. Shaw. 401305. 1st Bn. Died of Wounds

April 5th, 1917
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Cpl. O.Y. Idem. 81426. 10th Bn. Killed in Action

April 8th, 1917
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Battle of Vimy Ridge begins

Pte. S. Brown. 252315. 102nd Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. A.S. Gomme. 124570. 21st Bn. Killed in Action

L/Sgt. W. Gray. 400810. 21st Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. J. R. Henry. 226110. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

April 9th, 1917
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Capture of Hill 145 on Vimy Ridge

April 10th, 1917
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Pte. R.R. Morris. 213395. 20th Bn. Died of Wounds

April 11th, 1917
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Pte. K.L. Parker. 124514. 2nd Bn. Killed in Action

April 11th, 1917
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Capture of the ‘Pimple” near Givenchy-en-Gohelle

April 12th, 1917
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The 10th Infantry Brigade cleared the last objective on Vimy Ridge “the Pimple”, ending the Battle for Vimy Ridge. 40,000 Canadians were involved in the attack, 3,589 were KIA and 7,004 were wounded. 4,000 Germans were taken as POW, 54 guns, 104 trench mortars and 124 machine guns were captured

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Pte. J.E. Emmott. 491298. 4th CMR. Killed in Action

April 14th, 1917
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Pte. A.E. Miller. 226140. 18th Bn. Died of Wounds

April 15th, 1917
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Pte. S. Logan. 802671. 4th Bn. Died of Sickness

April 17th, 1917
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One day after the Nivelle Offensive men of the 108th French Infantry Regt. Abandoned their post “in the face of the enemy” Twelve were sentenced to death but all were reprieved. This would be the start of the French Army Mutiny of 1917. The Mutiny would continue to various degrees until the end of June 1917.

date

United States of America declares war on Germany

April 26th, 1917
date

2nd Battle of the Scarpe

April 28th, 1917
date

Attack on the Arleux Loop

Pte. P. Rodgers. 226788. 1st CMR. Died of Wounds

April 29th, 1917
date

The 1st Division CEF. 2nd Infantry Brigade attacked the Arleux Loop and sustained 1000 casualties

date

Sgt. F.L. Beatie. 81060. 8th Bn. Died of Wounds

May 1st, 1917
date

3rd Battle of the Scarpe, attack

Captain William Ferguson Bradley Killed in Action

Pte. A.L. Rice. 196885. Killed in Action

Pte. A.L. Rutherford. 696885. 31st Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. J.B. Seward. 696624. 31st Bn. Killed in Action

 

May 3rd, 1917
date

Capture of Frenoy

Sgt. W. Dean. 491267. 4th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. A. Lawrence. 802792. 1st Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. S.R. Shoebottom. 189666. 1st Bn. Died of Wounds

May 4th, 1917
date

Raids on Avion

May 5th, 1917
date

Action at Wytschaete

May 7th, 1917
date

German counterattack retakes Fresnoy

Cpl. L.F. Markey. 123946. 18th Bn. Died of Wounds

Pte. H. Paquette. 401379. 29th Bn. Killed in Action

May 8th, 1917
date

Pte. J. Dingham. 880101. 11th CRT. Killed in Action

May 13th, 1917
date

Pte. John Ryan 6729. Died of Wounds

May 28th, 1917
date

Raids on Avion ends

May 29th, 1917
date

Action of La Coulotte

Pte. S.R. Heather. M2153336 Imp. Army. Killed in Action

June 2nd, 1917
date

Affairs south of the Souchez River

June 3rd, 1917
date

Action of the Generating Station near Avion

June 4th, 1917
date

Battle for Messines Ridge- BEF

Pte. E. Reeve. 123845. 5th CMR. Died of Wounds

June 7th, 1917
date

Trench Raids south of Lenus

June 8th, 1917
date

Sir Arthur Currie receives command of Canadian Corp.

June 9th, 1917
date

2nd Lieut. R.S. Bennie. 490832. 45Sqd. RFC. Killed in Action

June 15th, 1917
date

Capture of Avion

June 26th - 29th, 1917
date

French Army Mutiny ends. 35,000 involved, 2873 given Prison sentences, 25 for life. 57 were executed

June 30th, 1917
date

Pte. P. Copeland. 27211 Imp. Army. Killed in Action

July 6th, 1917
date

Pte. W.R. Burleigh. 124197. 18th Bn. Died of Wounds

July 9th, 1917
date

Pte. A.W. Barratt. 189375. KIA.

July 11th, 1917
date

3rd Battle of Ypres Begins

July 21st, 1917
date

Trench raid near Mericourt

July 23rd, 1917
date

Pilkem Ridge

July 31st, 1917
date

Actions at Pilkeim Ridge ends

August 2nd, 1917
date

Battle of Hill 70

Pte. L. Clingersmith. 213317. 19th Bn. Killed in Action

Sgt. V.R. Marshall. 189737. 18th Bn. Died of Wounds

Pte. W. Roebuck. 491201. 7th Bn. Missing in Action

Pte. O. Warmington. 823519. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

August 15th - 25th, 1917
date

Battle of Lens

Further attacks on Hill 70 area

Major J.H.R. Murphy MC. 16th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. F.E. Wrightsell. 880458. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

August 16th, 1917
date

German counterattacks on Hill 70

Cpl. A.T. Rutherford. 189267. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

August 17th, 1917
date

Between July 31 and Aug, 17 the BEF had lost 3,420 officers and 64,586 ‘other ranks’ in Ypres salient more than 10,000 were known to be dead

date

2nd Battle of Verdun begins

August 20th, 1917
date

Attack on Lens

Pte. D. Aikin. 880497. 186th Bn. Killed in Action- from Wheatley

Pte. J.J. Delahunty. 880096. 186th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. J.C. Dyer. 189746. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. S.J. Lane. 880705. 18th Bn. Died of Wounds

Pte. S.J. Lightfoot. 880705. 4th Bn. Killed in Action

L/Cpl. I.C. Wilson. 189302. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

August 21st, 1917
date

Attack on Green Crassier South-east of Lens

August 23rd, 1917
date

Pte. C.C. William. 880490. 18th Bn. Died of Wounds

August 24th, 1917
date

End of attacks on Hill 70. Attack on Aloof Trench

August 25th, 1917
date

Cpl. R.H. William MM. 214211. 19th Bn. Died of Wounds

August 26th, 1917
date

Pte. W.G. Baker. 123850. 19th Bn. Died of Wounds

August 27th, 1917
date

Cpt. M.H. Paterson MC. CAMC Died of Accidental injury

September 15th, 1917
date

Tpr. L.B. Smith. 112129 CLH. Died of Wounds

September 17th, 1917
date

Pte. F.J. Watson MM. 400077. 1st Bn. Died of Wounds

September 23rd, 1917
date

Battle at Polygon Wood

September 26th, 1917
date

Pte. R.G. Lucas. 53586. 18th Bn. Died of Disease

September 27th, 1917
date

As October approached the 3rd Battle of Ypres had cost the BEF 88,790 killed, wounded, or missing for a gain of three and one-half miles or, half way to Passchendaele Ridge

date

Battle at Broodseinde

Pte. W.H. Bell. 624933. 50th Bn. Killed in Action

October 4th, 1917
date

Battle at Poelcappelle

October 9th, 1917
date

Lieut. M.M. Wilson. 880871. 18th Bn. Died of Wounds

October 10th, 1917
date

First Battle of Passchendale

October 12th, 1917
date

Pte. A. Warner. 845577. 161st Bn. Accidentally Killed

October 15th, 1917
date

Pte. C. Ross. 874009. 78th Bn. Died of Wounds

October 17th, 1917
date

Second Battle of Passchendale begins with Cdn 3 div.

October 25th, 1917
date

Pte. H.B.Sample. 523031. 50th Bn. Killed in Action

October 26th, 1917
date

Action of Decline Copse

October 27th, 1917
date

Passchendale continues

Cpl. L.D. French. 487562. PPCLI. Killed in Action

L/Cpl. W.C. Sample. 696469. 49th Bn. Killed in Action

 

October 30th, 1917
date

Pte. C.Crothers. 2334306. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

November 2nd, 1917
date

Actions Continue

Pte. W. Smale. 124253. 21st Bn. Killed in action

Sgt. J.O. Tulley. 189427. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

November 3rd, 1917
date

Capture of Passchendale

Cpl. B.G. Budzin. 880796. 1st Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. J.T. Timmins. 880626. 186th Bn. Killed in Action

3rd Battle of Ypres ends with the capture of the remains of Passchendaele Village

November 6th, 1917
date

The “Inter-Allied Supreme Council & General Staff (Britain, France, and the USA) meet for the first time at Rapallo, Italy

Pte. E.W. Dawson. 880758. 18th Bn. Died of Wounds

November 7th, 1917
date

Actions Continue

Pte. J. Abercromby. 123978. 18th Bn. Killed in Action- From Chatham

Pte. J.G.F. Fletcher. 880466. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. H. Sharp. 880644. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. A. Smith. 880674. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

November 9th, 1917
date

Pt. R.L. Allen. 880109. 18th Bn. Killed in Action- From Chatham

Pt. A.E. Berry. 880470. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. A.J. Gregg. 189652. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. H.F. Luff. 189560. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

L/Cpl. J.H. Mears. 189560. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. J.A.M. Shore. 880806. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. A. Steggles. 880514. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. A. Summerfield. 880514. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. G. W. Welsh. 123082. 21st Bn. Killed in Action

November 11th, 1917
date

Pte. James Thomas Willison. 268005. 5th Bn. Died of Wounds

November 13th, 1917
date

Pte. J.P. Pegg. 189868. 18th Bn. Died of Wounds

Pte. G.G. Webster. 541139 CRC. Died of Wounds

November 19th, 1917
date

The capture of Passchendaele Bridge concluded the 3rd Battle of Ypres or the 2nd battle of Passchendaele. The CEF suffered 15,654 casualties

date

Battle of Cambrai- Tank attack

November 20th, 1917
date

The only Canadian unit in this battle was the Fort Gary Horse then attached to the British 3rd Army, “B” Squadron of the Horse were slaughtered only 40 Troopers remained after the attack

date

Capture of Bourlon Wood

November 23th - 28th, 1917
date

German counterattacks

Lieut. E.G. Dickie. 84Sqd. RFC. Killed in Action

November 30th, 1917
date

Capture of Cambrai

Great Halifax

December 6th, 1917
date

L/Cpl. E.W. Bateman MM. 905033. 10th Bn. Died of Wounds

December 7th, 1917
date

2nd Battle of Verdun Ends

December 15th, 1917
date

Pte. S.McDermand. 234237. 52nd Bn. Killed in Action

December 29th, 1917
date

L/Cpl. H.C. Allen. 1009857. 46th Bn. Died of Wounds- Sombra

January 17th, 1918
date

Pte. C.A.Braybrook. 189320. 18th Bn. Died of Disease

January 31st, 1918
date

Lieut. W.B. Andrew. RFC. Killed in Action – Chatham

February 2nd, 1918
date

Russia and Germany sign the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk taking Russia out of the Great War

March 3rd, 1918
date

Pte. M. Thomas. 845376. 4th Bn. Died of Disease

March 6th, 1918
date

Trench raid near Mericourt

Pte. R.C. Kerr. 838605. 4th CMR. Killed in Action

March 14th, 1918
date

Battle at St. Quentin

Sgt. H. Dickinson MM. 60297. 7th Bn. Died of Wounds

The battle would continue to July 30th

German offensive ‘Operation Michael’ begins. On the Somme the Canadian Corps holds the ground from Arras to Hill 70

German Ferdinand Foch appointed Supreme Commander of Allied Armies

German fighter Von Richthofen (Red Baron) is KIA by Canadian pilot Capt. A.R.Brown. The German had been chasing Cdn. Ace Liet. W.R. ‘Woop” May and didnt see Brown getting on the German’s tail

March 21st, 1918
date

First Battle of Bapaume. Crossing the Somme

March 24th, 1918
date

Foch appointed Commander-in-chief of Allied Forces

March 25th, 1918
date

First Battle of Rosieres- 1st Arras

Conference of Allied leaders at Doullons

March 26th, 1918
date

The Germans capture Albert

March 27th, 1918
date

First Battle of Arras

March 28th, 1918
date

Actions of Moreuil Wood and Rifle Wood. The charge of Lord Strathcona Horse lead by “Galloping Jack Seeley captures the Moreuil

March 30th, 1918
date

Pte. L.Paquette. 811309. 14th Bn. Died of Aero Accident

March 31st, 1918
date

The US Army has deployed only 9 divisions to the theater of war

April
date

Pte. J.W. Comboye. 880476. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

April 2nd, 1918
date

General Foche confirmed “Supreme Commander-in-Chief” as General-in-Chief

April 3rd, 1918
date

Battle of Avre

Pte. F.S.Bone. 880120. 18th Bn. Died of Wounds

Pte. A. Newman. 189789. 18th Bn. Died of Wounds

April 4th, 1918
date

Pte. M. Henry. 189592. 1st Bn. Killed in Action

April 5th, 1918
date

Germans begin Operation “Georgette” against British 1st Army

April 9th, 1918
date

Battle at Messines (Loss of Hill 63)

April 10th, 1918
date

Battle at Hazebrouch

April 12th, 1918
date

Action at Bailleul (defence of Neuve Eglise)

April 13th, 1918
date

Lt. Edward Albert Doughty. MC 33053 (RFC) Killed in Accident

April 14th, 1918
date

Bailleul (defence of Neuve Enlise)

Pte. T. Ward. 880417. 186th Bn. Killed in Action

April 15th, 1918
date

First Battle for Kemmel Ridge

April 17th - 19th, 1918
date

Cpl. A. Dodge. AEF. Killed in Action

April 19th, 1918
date

Pte. D.C. Graham. 2381743. 1st Mining Regt. Died of Disease

April 21st, 1918
date

Pte. A.V. Cowley. 189383. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

April 22nd, 1918
date

Pte. G.H. Eberlee. 189311. 1st Bn. Killed in Action

April 23rd, 1918
date

Sig. H.J. McColl. 880180. 1st Bn. Died of Wounds

April 25th, 1918
date

Pte. J. Tuddenham. 880102. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

April 27th, 1918
date

British losses during “Kaiserschlact” were 178,000 casualties

April 29th, 1918
date

Pte. S.J. Tulloch. 845382. 47th Bn. Died of Disease

Pte. R.E. Ford 3132019. 1st WOR

May 9th, 1918
date

The first 14” Railway Gun in France arrives at the front near the Cdn. Position at Maroeoil

May 25th, 1918
date

German offensive code named “Turnstunde” (Physical training Period) resue

May 27th, 1918
date

Pte. T. Collins. 189517. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

May 30th, 1918
date

June saw the first use of Tanks by the Germans

June
date

Pte. A. McCalmont. 880093. 18th Bn. Died of Wounds

2nd Lieut. Henry Ernest Warner. RAF. DOAA

June 11th, 1918
date

Pte. W.J. Laidlaw. 3130295. 31st Bn. Killed in Action

June 26th, 1918
date

Sinking of Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle by German submarine U-86

The Union-Castle Hospital Ship Llanovery Castle, bound from Halifax, Nova Scotia, for Liverpool, was torpedoed on June 27th 1918, 114 miles south-west of the Fastnet Rock. She had 258 people on board, including 94 Medical Officers and Nursing Sisters of the Canadian Medical Staff, 234 were lost at sea.

Pte. W.H. Gemmell. 522922 CAMC/HS. Lost at Sea

Wing Com. J.A. Gordon. 541064 RAF. 41st Sqd. Killed in Action

Pte. R.A. Steen. 400171 CAMC. Lost at Sea

June 27th, 1918
date

Action of La Becque

June 28th, 1918
date

Capture of Hamel

The first cases of the “Spanish Fever” occur in the Cdn. Division, aka Influenza, Bolshevism fever lasting from 4 to 5 days.

July 4th, 1918
date

The first time all four Cdn. Divisions come together as a Corps since Vimy Ridge battle

July 7th, 1918
date

Canadians and Australians attack west of Amiens

July 8th, 1918
date

Flt./Lieut. H.D. Teetzel, 60 Training Sqd. RAF. Died of Aero Accident

July 10th, 1918
date

Second Battle of the Marne begins

Ludendorff’s final offensive “Operation Hagen” begins

July 15th - Aug 6th, 1918
date

Foch begins counteroffensive against the Germans on the Marne

Ludendorff cancels “Operation Hagen”

July 18th, 1918
date

Allied forces go on the counter-offensive

August 6th, 1918
date

The Battle of The Somme resumes

Battle at Amiens (8 to 11 August)- At the end of this battle the Germans will have lost: 9000 POW’s taken, 190 Guns captured, and 1000 machine guns and Trench mortarts captured.

Pte. R.F. Baker. 189417. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. H. Butler. 189305. 18th Bn. Died of Wounds

Pte. A. Colvin. 189321. 18th Bn. Died of Wounds

Pte. A. Golling, 189999. 186th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. K.E. Mather. 1045181. 20th Bn. Killed in Action

CQM Sgt. B.G. Miner VC, 823028. 58th Bn. Died of Wounds

Pte R. Ritchie. 189360. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. E.C. Smith. 880860. CMGC. Died of Wounds

Pte. C.R. Warmington. 439929. 52nd Bn. Killed in Action

German Quarter Master General Ludendorff admits this battle was “The black day of the German Army, they suffer 75,000 casualties, 5033 POW’s and 161 guns captured

August 8th, 1918
date

Canadian loses- 1,055 dead, 2,803 wounded and 26 taken POW

date

Pte. W. Lightfoot. 868180. 4th Bn. Killed in Action

Sgt. W.R. Reid. 190321. 2nd Bn. Killed in Action

August 9th, 1918
date

Cpl. Robert Bateman. 189810. 18th Bn. Died of Wounds

August 11th, 1918
date

Local Actions

Lieut. R.T. Matthew MC 60th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. D.K. White. 845583. 47th Bn. Killed in Action

August 12th, 1918
date

First major operation of the AEF on the Saint Mihiel Salient

August 12th - 14th, 1918
date

Spr. J. Laque. 189631 CE. Killed in Action

August 13th, 1918
date

Parvillers

Pte. H. C. Stevens. 108554. 1st CMR. Died of Disease

August 15th, 1918
date

Actions at Damery

A series of Allied attacks take place between August 20 to Septemeber 10 know by a variety of names: Bapaume, Arras, Albert, Scarpe, and Drocourt-Queant Line

Pte. J.W. McIntyre. 3106375. 54th Bn. Killed in Action

German Admiral Von Hintze initiates a ‘Peace offensive’ for the Germans

August 20th, 1918
date

Second Battle of The Somme begins

Pte. E.R. Spooner. 845282. 47th Bn. Killed in Action

Battle at Albert

August 21st, 1918
date

Pte. J. Kennedy. 880049. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

August 25th, 1918
date

Second Battle of Arras 1918- The Scarpe

Lieut. G.G. Brackin MC. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. J.E. William. 214136. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

Capture of Monchy-le-Preux

Vis-en-Artois Switch

August 27th, 1918
date

Actions Continue

Gnr. L.P. Clemens. 324954. 13th Bde. Killed in Action

Pte. F.H. Deline. 880529. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

L/Cpl. W.E. Osborne. 880461. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. W.G. Roberston. 880719. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. F. Stevens MM/DCM +Bar. 124738 18th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. J.F. Whiteford. 880740. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

August 27th, 1918
date

Fresnes-Rouvoy Line and Marcoining Line

Pte. S.A. Chalmers. 189828. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. L.J. Claus. 3130949. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. J. Covney. 123175. 5th CMR. Died of Wounds

Pte. G. Hall. 189862. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. F.H. Humphrey. 769078. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

August 28th, 1918
date

Actions between the 26th ad 28th Canadian casualties 5801 included 254 officers, 3300 Germans were taken as POW’s.

date

Finale of action at Monchy-le-Preux

Pte. F.W. Newman. 880863. 1st Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. H.E. Pollock. 880749. 1st Bn. Killed in Action

US Army General Pershing assumes command of the St. Mihiel Sector south of Verdun

August 30th, 1918
date

Lieut. A.E. Byrd/Bird. 8th Bn. Killed in Action

date

Lieut. A.P. Wilson MC. 1st Bn. Died of Wounds

September 1st, 1918
date

Battle of The Drocourt-Queant Canal. Seven Canadians would be awarded the Victoria Cross that day

Pte. W.C. Norton. 721574. 108th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. A.D. Pole. 904298. 10th Bn. Killed in Action

Lieut. G. Dundas MC+Bar. RFA. Died of Wounds

September 2nd, 1918
date

Actions Continue

Pte. A. Herman. 2458335. 1st Bn. Killed in Action

Lieut. B.B.E. Tassie. 110th Bn. Died of Wounds

September 3rd, 1918
date

The SBR ‘Small Box Respirator’ was issued to Cdn. Artillery Divisions

September 8th, 1918
date

Battle of Hindenburg Line

Action at Havrincourt

First major operation by the AEF, Saint Mihiel Salient (12-14th)

September 12th - 26th, 1918
date

The AEF 1st American Army moves on St. Mihiel France

September 13th, 1918
date

Pte. F. Dolsen. 189748. 18th Bn. Died of Wounds

September 15th, 1918
date

Action at Epehy

Pte. R.R. Toles. 3131509. 20th Bn. Killed in Action

September 18th, 1918
date

Pte. A. Cochrane. 401430. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

September 21st, 1918
date

It is reported that an epidemic of influenza is ravaging France. This would prove to be ‘Spanish flu”

September 26th, 1918
date

Battle of the Canal du Nord & Bourlon

Lieut. A.J.J. Flook MM. DCM. 234466. 44th Bn. Killed in Action

Lieut. A.S. MacFarlane MC + Bar. 4th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. J.C. McDougall. 1010099. 46th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. J. Wade. 3130350. 47th Bn. Killed in Action

Wood

September 27th, 1918
date

Battle of The Marcoing Line

Pte. J. Pinnance. 845113, 47th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. T. Turner. 477942 RCR. Killed in Action

Ludendorff calls for an armistice

September 28th, 1918
date

Actions Continue

Lieut. L.A.S. Allen. 38th Bn. Died of Wounds- From Ridgetown

Pte. G.M. Halliday. 270748. 54th Bn. Killed in Action

September 30th, 1918
date

Prince Max of Baden becomes German Chancellor, Hindenburg demands an Armistice

Lieut. C.W. Halstead MC. 1st Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. W.C. Harding. 313096. 43rd Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. P.J. Jacques. 3131264. 1st WOR. Killed in Action

Pte. C. McGregor. AEF. Missing in Action

 

October 1st, 1918
date

Battle of St. Quentin Canal Finale

Damascus is captured taking 67,000 POW’s

October 2nd, 1918
date

Germany sends note to American President Woodrow Wilson asking on what terms the Allies would grant an Armistice

Spr. W.J.E. Babcock. 2010294. CE. Died of Disease- From Tupperville

SBS L.W. Davis. VR6850. RCNVR. Died of Illness

October 4th, 1918
date

Pte. F.K. Fielder. 6209. 1st Bn. Died of Illness

Spr. H.V. McDougall. 2010268 CE. Died of Disease

October 6th, 1918
date

Attacks north of Cambrai

Pte. J. Latimer. 3136689. 4th Bn. Died of Disease at sea

President Wilson announces his ’14 Points’ for a lasting peace

October 8th, 1918
date

Capture of Le Cateau

Pursuit to the Selle

October 9th, 1918
date

Pursuit to the Sensee’ begins

Pte. R.E. Wellington. 189823. 1st Bn. Killed in Action

Lieut W.A. Cash 18th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. R.Humphrey. 3136404. 4th Bn. Lost at Sea

October 10th, 1918
date

Battle of Cambrai finale, captured by the 3rd Canadian Division

Pte. P. Thomas. 2448458. 31st Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. William George Flook 189801. Killed in Action

Spr. C.S. Hatch. 2010532 CE. Died of Disease

Pte. H. Roach. 123589. 18th Bn. Killed in Action

October 11th, 1918
date

Canadians move across the Canal de la Sansee

October 12th, 1918
date

Pte. E. Barry. 880859. Died of Wounds

Cadet G.E. Grimsell. 272237 RAF. Died of Disease

October 13th, 1918
date

Major General Lipsett, Commanding Officer of the 3rd Cdn. Div. KIA is buried at Queant

October 15th, 1918
date

Pte. J. Kiyoshk. 844695. 47th Bn. Died of Wounds

Sgt. E.A. J. Mars. 91089 CFA. Killed in Action

Pte. R.R. Rumble. 3353866. 1st Sask. Died of Disease

October 17th, 1918
date

Sensee’ pursuit is completed

October 21st, 1918
date

Spr. D.S. Mayrand. 2010565 CE. Killed in Action

October 25th, 1918
date

General Ludendorff resigns his command of the German Army

Pte. J.H. Read. 2433396. 106th Bn. Died of Illness

October 27th, 1918
date

German Navy Mutinies

The battle of Vitorio Veneto ends with 30,000 Austrians dead and 427,000 taken as POW’s

October 29th, 1918
date

Turkey granted an Armistice by Allies

October 30th, 1918
date

Battle of Valenciennes (aka Battle of the Sambre)

Cpl. W. Harris. 426737. 46th Bn. Killed in Action

Pte. Stanley Hosey. 3131622. 47th Bn. Killed in Action

Lieut. Mervin R. Fox (born in Wheatley) US Army killed in Action

Capture of Mony Huoy and Valenciennes

November 1st, 1918
date

German Baltic Fleet mutiny

November 3rd, 1918
date

Battle of The Sambre

Pte. W.J. Latimer. 3139585. 1st Bn. Died of Disease

Austria granted Armistice by Allies

November 4th, 1918
date

Passage of the Grande Honnelle

November 5th - 7th, 1918
date

German army could not be relied on to suppress a revolution

November 8th, 1918
date

Germany proclaims a Republic

November 9th, 1918
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Cpl. G.L. Bander. 3135140 CASC/CSEF. Died of Disease

Kaiser William II leaves for exile in Holland

November 10th, 1918
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Capture of Mons. Between mid-night of the 10th and 11:00 on the 11th there were 11,000 casualties strewn across “No-mans land”

The Armistice agreement is signed at 5:05 and at 11:00 all fighting Ceased

The last Canadian fatality of the Great war is reported to be Pte. George Price. 28th Bn. Age 25 years.

November 11th, 1918
date

Kaiser signs the act of abdication, renouncing the Imperial and Prussian Crowns

November 28th, 1918
date

The 1st Canadian Div. Crosses the Rhine River and parades in Cologne, as an army of occupation

December 13th, 1918
date

The Canadian army begins selling off 25,000 of its horses

January 23rd, 1919
date

The Treaty of Versailles was signed, end the Armistice of 11/11/1918

June 28th, 1919
date

“Peace Day” in Great Britain

July 19th, 1919
date

In all 422,181 men and 2,411 women (almost all Nursing Sisters) served overseas in the CEF

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Fatalities after November 11, 1918

11/26/18 Pte. W.J. Lucas. 931622. Died of Disease
     
11/26/18 Pte. F. Mardling. 6714. Missing in Action
     
12/09/18 Lieut. J.W. McVean. RAF. Died of Aero Accident
     
01/09/19 Pte. C.F. Scafe. 880763. War Grave
     
01/16/19 Lieut. J.A. Humphrey. RAF. Died of Aero Accident
     
01/21/19 Pte. W.T. Sherman. 880026. Died of Accident
     
01/27/19 Cpl. L.H. Huffman. 334336. Died of Disease
     
02/03/19 L/Cpl. J.R. Smith. 189510. Died of Disease
     
02/12/19 Pte. C.R. Baverstock. Died of Disease
     
03/11/19 Pte. G. Kerr. AEF. Died of Illness
     
03/28/19 Pte. J.W. Davis. Died of Disease
     
04/06/19 Pte. T. Gow. 123211. Died of Disease
     
06/10/19 Pte. G. Foster. 3130207. Died of Illness
     
08/12/19 Pte. C. Breaton. Died of Disease
     
08/13/19 Pte. A.E. Noah. 739033. Died of Disease
     
09/20/19 Pte. C.S. Thornton. 190090. Died of Disease
     
09/27/19 Pte. H.B.H. Strangeway. 880621
     
05/03/20 Pte. F. Armstrong. Died of Disease- Walpole Island
     
06/20/20 Pte. R.G. Mills. 6720. Died of Disease
     
10/11/20 Gnr. C.L. Moore. 334470. Died of Disease
     
02/16/21 Sgt. W.J. Callery. Died of Disease
     
02/16/21 Pte. A. Sands. 845317. Died of Disease
     
12/13/21 Pte. H. Badgey. Died of Disease
     
05/31/22 Pte. E. Evans. Died of Disease
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Overall Canadian Toll

68656- Dead (51,748 KIA)

176,380- Wounded or Injured

August 1st, 1919
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Casualties

June 13th, 1944