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Remembrance timeline

Date Conflict Event Description
1915-06-15 First World War For his actions on this day, Lieutenant Frederick Campbell will be awarded the Victoria Cross.

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1915-09-20 First World War The members of the Newfoundland Regiment land on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Here, they enter the front line trenches for the first time and earn their first battle honour when they capture Caribou Hill.

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1915-10-15 First World War At dawn, the first convoy of Canadian troops enters Portsmouth Harbour, United Kingdom. The men will soon be transported to Salisbury Plain for training and preparations to move to the Western Front.

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1915-11-15 First World War No. 4 (University of Toronto) General Hospital sets up field facilities in Salonika, Greece. It is one of eight hospitals which will eventually serve outside of Britain.

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1915-11-17 First World War Canadian Corps members make their first trench raid at 2:30 a.m. They return with 12 prisoners, details of German defences and several new German gas masks for intelligence experts.

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1916-01-12 First World War An Order-in-Council authorizes an increase of troops to 500,000 in the First World War.

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1916-01-21 First World War John Alexander Sinton's actions on this day earned him the Victoria Cross.

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1916-04-06 First World War German infantry attacks the Canadian defences at the Saint Eloi Craters, which the Canadians will be forced to abandon due to lack of reinforcements. Casualties mount as trenches are churned into mud and offer little protection.

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1916-04-18 First World War Canadian troops at Ypres Salient come under heavy German artillery bombardment.

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1916-04-19 First World War The Canadian defenders at Saint-Eloi are stuck in the mud that surrounds the battlefield, their rifles clogged and useless. After 16 days of combat, the Canadians have suffered 1,373 casualties.

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