Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | August 10, 2014

FIRST WORLD WAR – TIMELINE FOR CANADIAN MILITARY 1915

1915

February 7 –  1st Canadian Division begins moving to France

March 03 –     1st Canadian Division is made responsible for 6000m of front near Fleurbaix

April 01    –      1st Canadian Division is moved north to the Ypres Salient

April 22    –      Battle of Ypres.  First use of poison gas against French

April 24    –      Battle of St. Julien.  First use of poison gas against Canadian troops

May 05     –      Lt. Col. John McCrae of the Canadian Expeditionary Force composed the        well-known poem In Flanders Fields

May 18     –      Battle of Festubert

May 25    –       Second Canadian Division formed in Canada

June 15  –        Battle of Givenchy

September 19 – Newfoundland Regiment lands at Suvia Bay in Gallipoli

November 16 – Canadians launched their first trench raid at Riviere Douve

December 20 – Newfoundland Regiment evacuated from Suvia Bay

December 25 – 3rd Canadian Division formed.

 

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Picture Credit: Henry Edward Knobel / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada

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