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Remembrance timeline

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1917-04-10 First World War For his actions on this day, Private John George Pattison will be awarded the Victoria Cross.

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1917-04-12 First World War The Battle of Vimy Ridge ends with the capture of The Pimple, on the northern edge of the heights. The victory will cost Canada more than 10,600 casualties.

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1917-04-14 First World War At Monchy-le-Preux, the Newfoundland Regiment is almost wiped out by a counter-attack. Ten men from headquarters rush into the breach and hold off the Germans for four hours until British reinforcements arrive. The Newfoundland Regiment suffers 460 casualties, including 153 taken prisoner.

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1917-05-03 First World War For his actions on this day, Lieutenant Robert Grierson Combe will be awarded the Victoria Cross.

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1917-06-02 First World War For his actions on this day, William Avery Bishop will be awarded the Victoria Cross.

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1917-07-08 First World War Troopers from the Fort Garry Horse and Lord Strathcona's Horse stage a successful 150 man raid on the German line north of the Somme battlefield.

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1917-08-15 First World War For his actions on this day, Private Michael James O'Rourke will be awarded the Victoria Cross.

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1917-08-17 First World War For his actions on this day, Private Harry Brown will be awarded the Victoria Cross.

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1917-08-18 First World War Canadian forces capture the strategic position on the northern approaches to the city of Lens and secure the western part of the city. The Battle of Hill 70 costs the Canadian Corps 5,843 casualties.

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1917-08-18 First World War For his actions on this day, Sergeant Frederick Hobson will be awarded the Victoria Cross.

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