Canadian Soldiers of the Hill 70 battle August 1917

Canadian Soldiers of the Hill 70 battle August 1917

This community remembers the following event . "Starting 0425, on August 15th, 1917, the Canadian Corps under the command of Lieutenant General Sir Arthur Currie began the assault on Hill 70. During the course of that assault, 1056 Canadian soldiers died. In the subsequent two days, 16 to 18 August, a further 449 died repelling the ensuing German counter attacks against the Canadian positions on Hill 70. A total of 1505 Canadian soldiers died during the capture and retention of Hill 70. A further 346 died during the attacks on Lens from 21 to 25 August. Overall, Canadian casualties numbered 9198 for the period 15 to 25 August 1917. " There are two specific memorials to the Canadians who died at Hill 70 , see http://www.hill70.ca and in the planning stage https://www.fredleehill70.ca/ . Retired Canadian Astronaut Col Chris Hadfield is Hill 70's national spokesperson.

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  • Born 1895

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 687931

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 687931 Private Canadian Infantry

  • Profile picture for Thomas Neill

    Born 1898

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 730625

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 730625 Private Canadian Infantry

  • Profile picture for Masumi Mitsui

    Born 1886

    Died 1987

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 898559 Private 10th Battalion Canadian Infantry

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Lance Corporal 10th Battalion Canadian Infantry

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 898559 Corporal 10th Battalion Canadian Infantry

  • Born 1889

    Died 1964

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 402109

  • Profile picture for William Alexander

    Born 1880

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 20726

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 20726 Company Quartermaster Sergeant Canadian Infantry 10th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Masaji Yamada

    Born 1890

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 898573

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 898573 Private Canadian Infantry 10th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Michael James O'rourke

    Born 1878

    Died 1957

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 428545 Private 30th Battalion 1st Renforcement Draft

  • Profile picture for Frederick Hobson

    Born 1873

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 57113

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 57113 Sergeant Canadian Infantry

  • Profile picture for Filip Konowal

    Born 1887

    Died 1959

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 144039 Acting Corporal Canadian Expeditionary Force

  • Profile picture for Okill Massey Learmonth

    Born 1894

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Major Canadian Infantry

  • Profile picture for Israel Nirenberg

    Born 1898

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 491467

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 491467 Private Canadian Infantry

  • Profile picture for Toraki Matsumura

    Born 1886

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 898532

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 898532 Private Canadian Infantry

  • Profile picture for Harry W. Brown

    Born 1898

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 226353

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 226353 Private Canadian Infantry

  • Profile picture for Robert Hill Hanna

    Born 1886

    Died 1967

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 75361 Company Sergeant-Major 29th Battalion