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Louis James Lipsett

He earned credit for ordering men to urinate on handkerchiefs and cotton bandoliers as a basis for a primitive protection against German chlorine gas.

William Egerton Hodgins

He never attained the fame of some contemporary military figures, but he performed his tasks, a number of them quite onerous, with proficiency.

Sir Donald Alexander Macdonald

His connection with Hughes may have stood in the way of his getting the overseas position, in spite of Prime Minister Robert Borden’s support.

Sir Edward Whipple Bancroft Morrison

He reported how impressed he was with the coolness of his gunners in engagements that cost the 1st Canadian Division a third of its 18,000 troops.

Sir David Watson

He wrote, "My God! What an awful night we have had. Lost about 200 men & 6 officers of no.1 Coy. They are embedded in my mind to be ever forgotten."

Okill Massey Learmonth

“He caught enemy bombs and threw them back. When he could no longer fight because of his wounds, he continued to instruct his junior officers.”

Gordon Muriel Flowerdew

He had become a local hero in 1911 by helping to apprehend two robbers. It came as no surprise that he volunteered for service overseas.

Jean Brillant

He saw a machine-gun holding up his company’s left flank; he rushed and captured it himself and killed two machine-gunners.

Joseph Kaeble

Decorated with the Military Medal, he was also first French Canadian soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest British distinction.

George Burdon McKean

Perhaps because of his size, and his aptitude, McKean was often assigned to scouting duties, creeping across no man’s land and reporting on the enemy.

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