74 Tag Results for Vimy

Harry Woodburn Blaylock

Blaylock made outstanding efforts to alleviate the suffering of his fellowmen.

Agar Stewart Allan Masteron Adamson

He had a natural gift for command, and an innate respect for his men.

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.

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.”

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.

Daniel Isaac Vernon Eaton

He had a promising career as an artillery officer, only to lose his life on the eve of Canada’s greatest military achievement of the Great War.

Augustine Emmanuel Lambert

The wear and tear of trench warfare had taken its toll and Lambert went out for two weeks with trench fever.

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