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20 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  MIKAN 3403390 The Garden of Sleep Cemetery at Etaples where many brave Canadians rest. July, 1918
  MIKAN 3403391 Grave of Pte. Brebner, 43rd Bn. Vimy Ridge. July, 1918
  MIKAN 3403392 Cemetery at Etaples where many brave Canadians rest. July, 1918
  © IWM BOX 71-235-49I-22G-1918 Plotting reference 22G 4 Key feature E. Saponay

 

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Categories of the UNKNOWN Cases

These are the categories that I have on my computer in bookmarks. I will update this page on a regular basis, particularly during the early phase of the "sorting into categories".   These are ONLY for the British cases here on the GWF. They do not include any of the cases on the CEFSG (here).   I was initially posting this information for the benefit of GWF PALS that wanted to investigate the case further and possibly take it to the reporting stage. I was not familiar enough with the Regiments and did not have access to the UK War Diaries, so I could not finish the case. With the assistance of the Long, Long Trail and now with Ance$try Worldwide, I am able to proceed. There are a number of these cases still listed in the final category below ("Other Cases Posted") and I am now in the process of working through these to move them to the other categories. Many may end up in the "Abandon or Hold" category, which I have now split. If you have looked at a report and believe it is in the wrong category, let me know.   I have added a new category today (25 January 2018) for "Short Listed Candidates". Those are the cases where is there is more than one person that fits the characteristics for the grave but the list is very short. The reason for this category is for FAMILY who may be researching an UNKNOWN, so they now know it may be their relative in that grave - but it is not a positive identification. This category has also been used where one or more of the candidates has been identified elsewhere, thus shortening the list.   As always, I appreciate the assistance of any member who wishes to participate in these investigations. If a draft report is prepared, any member is welcome to review the document and provide comments, corrections or criticisms. If the report goes to the Submission Stage, any member that participated in the process can have their name added to the report. For that I need your Real Name, Affiliation (can be as simple as "Private Researcher") and your email address (so the CWGC can contact you directly if they wish).   A list of both the Canadian and Commonwealth reports that I have submitted can be found here, with download links: Main Page: http://laughton.ca/publications/unknown-project/ Canadian Reports: http://cefresearch.ca/unknown-reports/ Commonwealth Reports: http://laughton.ca/publications/unknown-project/commonwealth-unknowns/   The difference between the Canadian and Commonwealth reports is that the Canadian reports go to the CWGC Canadian Agency in Ottawa (Dominique Boulais) for review first. If acceptable to Ottawa, they then go to the Maidenhead CWGC Office (David Avery).   Submitted to CWGC - David Avery: (you can download PDF versions from my web site here) http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/241174-unknown-rfc-corporal-b-f-g-jeffs-11th-sqd/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/242835-2nd-lts-e-v-clark-g-noon-rfc-found/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/245105-captain-v-h-clay-wiltshire-regiment-warlencourt-british-cemetery-6f34/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/245856-lt-p-w-battersby-capt-w-w-fitzherbert-rfc-messines-ridge-british-cemetery-4e38-39/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/245104-lieutenant-the-queens-royal-west-surrey-regiment/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/249166-assevillers-new-british-cemetery/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/254412-unknown-2nd-lt-e-c-northamptonshire-regiment-ovillers-11z1/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/255493-captain-the-loyal-north-lancashire-regiment/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/242217-unknown-sgt-major-recorded-royal-horse-guards/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/255849-royal-welsh-fusilier-2nd-lt-8-may-1916/ Submitted to CWGC Enquiries (Correction Only) http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/259062-north-irish-horse-2-unknowns/ Draft Reports Posted for Review and Comment http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/254911-unknown-officer-connaught-rangers-villers-faucon-ccext-3c14/ To be Submitted: https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/261919-unknown-australian-buried-near-this-spot-at-pozieres/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/261820-csm-royal-marine-light-infantry-serre-road-no-2/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/254224-unknown-rsm-the-queens-royal-west-surrey-regiment/ Possible CWGC Reports: http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/255361-unknown-captain-mc-teall-cottage-passchendaele-new-british-cemetery/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/236950-unknown-captain-royal-irish-rifles-arras-road-cemetery-2m14 http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/239305-unknown-corporal-6th-bn-gordon-highlanders-in-artillery-wood http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/237387-company-serjeant-major-duke-of-wellingtons-west-riding-regiment/ Short Listed Candidates http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/254923-private-cyril-cornes-kings-own-yorkshire-light-infantry/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/245972-lance-corporal-thompson-or-potts-1st-bn-cheshire-regiment-september-1918/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/250371-tank-9394-name-these-two-men/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/250451-hertfordshire-serjeant-in-plot-d-grave-4-toronto-cemetery-demuin/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/250760-rfa-5th-april-1918-roye-new-british-cemetery-row-aa-grave-7/ Abandon or Hold: Hold for the Moment http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/255391-captain-kings-royal-rifle-corps-passchendaele-new-british-cemetery/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/255692-lt-2nd-lt-kings-royal-rifle-corps-found-together/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/255621-unknown-csm-vis-en-artois-british-cemetery-stumped/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/258768-unknown-officer-north-staffordshire-regiment-rue-petillon-mc-2a6/ These two are linked investigations as Northumberland Fusilier Officers. If the Unknown Captain is Lockie, then the Unknown Officer is a one of five (5) Second Lieutenants and the case for the Unknown Officer cannot be resolved: http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/254728-captain-northumberland-fusiliers-villers-hill-british-cemetery-7d3/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/254383-unknown-officer-1213th-northumberland-fusiliers-gouzeaucourt-new-british-cemetery/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/254438-unknown-officer-royal-berkshire-regiment-ovillers-military-cemetery-17p9/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/254250-unknown-irish-guard-gouzeaucourt-new-british-cemetery/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/246656-csm-royal-sussex-regiment-venn-barnard/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/245762-brielen-school-yard-24-april-1915-where-is-fred-fred/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/245135-new-zealand-recovering-the-fallen/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/245101-2nd-lieutenant-henry-berners-begg-24-sqn-rfc-23-november-1916/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/244876-unknown-lieutenant-northampshire-regiment-corrected-title/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/243134-serjeant-g-a-johnson-durham-light-infantry/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/237837-unknown-officer-koyli-passchendaele-new-british-cemetery/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/255862-royal-irish-regiment-2-lieutenants/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/254213-captain-essex-regiment-villers-hill-british-cemetery-7d12/ Currently Abandoned https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/262356-searching-for-unknowns-in-flesquieres-hill-cemetery/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/262249-unknown-lieutenant-northamptonshire-regiment/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/256161-officer-gordon-highlanders-f924-cabaret-rouge-21d15/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/255121-unknown-quartermaster-serjeant-achiet-le-grande-communal-cemetery-extension http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/237801-unknown-captain-mc-passchendaele-new-british-cemetery/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/237850-ubs-lance-corporal-kings-royal-rifles-passchendaele-n-b-cem/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/238280-cpt-rutter-and-2nd-lt-jackson-one-must-presume-raf/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/238752-lance-corporal-valenciennes-communal-cemetery-49th-division/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/239532-unknown-royal-sussex-regina-trench-cemetery-6d19/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/242215-2nd-lt-royal-warwickshire-regiment/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/242604-unknown-drummer-the-loyal-north-lancashire-regiment/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/244678-buried-in-the-floor-of-st-julien-church/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/246767-two-lts-1-sgt-lancashire-fusiliers-which-set/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/247021-officer-royal-welsh-fusiliers-with-sjt-griffiths/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/254295-unknown-trooper-7th-dragoon-guards-gouzeaucourt-new-british-cemetery/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/messenger/107279/?tab=comments#comment-199953 Casualty Already Identified: http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/235231-could-this-be-pte-edward-j-read-of-london-regiment/ Report Being Prepared by Others: http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/247283-b20-duhallow-ads-cemetery-2-sets-of-airmen/ (Luc) Report Submitted by Others: http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/256961-lieutenant-royal-munster-fusiliers/ New Cases Posted (to be sorted): http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/260487-unknown-2nd-life-guards-harlebeke-nbc-plot-17-row-a-grave-17/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/260739-long-service-ribbon-argyll-sutherland-highlanders/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/262094-unknown-british-officer-royal-highlander-fergusson/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/262411-templeux-le-guerard-british-cemetery-case-1-south-irish-horse/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/262431-templeux-le-guerard-british-cemetery-case-2-serjeant-royal-munster-fusiliers-daniel-sheehan/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/262471-templeux-le-guerard-british-cemetery-case-3-capt-with-pte-willis-at-ronssoy-woods/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/262480-templeux-le-guerard-british-cemetery-case-4-private-nairn-s43045/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/262614-peronne-comm-cem-ext-case-1-uas-lcpl-2918/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/262657-peronne-road-cemetery-case-1-csm-durham-light-infantry/     A Member is Looking For This Soldier https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/262651-2nd-lt-maurice-humphris-garrett-15th-bn-london-regiment-prince-of-wales-own-civil-service-rifles/   Corporal Martin Carroll #55818, Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Plot 6 Row D Grave 3 2nd Division, 4th Infantry Brigade, 19th Infantry Battalion CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE Killed in Action of 8 August 1918 Reported Found 29 May 2015 Rededication Service 1 December 2016

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19 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  60th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  19 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403387 Canadian graves in cemetery near Albert. July, 1918
  19 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403388 Canadian graves at Aux Rietz Corner
  19 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403389 Grave of Major G.V. Nelson, 18th Can. Infantry Battalion. July, 1918
  © IWM Q 6861 A camouflaged 6 inch gun of the 192 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, with its crew near Arras, 19 July 1918.
  © IWM Q 6862 A camouflaged 6 inch gun of the 192 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, with its crew near Arras, 19 July 1918.
  © IWM Q 6863 Royal Garrison Artillery officers playing with animals outside their dug outs near Arras, 19 July 1918.
  © IWM Q 6873 The breach of a 12 inch howitzer, right hand section, 444th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, near Arras 19 July 1918. Note a kitten on the top of the howitzer.
  © IWM Q 6860 An officer of the 444th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA), smokes a pipe as he supervises a kitten balancing on a 12 inch gun shell near Arras, 19 July 1918.
  © IWM Q 12087 The armoury of the 149th Nlight Bombing Squadron at their aerodrome near St. Omer, 19 July 1918.
 

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Chievres Communal Cemetery

0:30 Sergeant J.B. Anderson
0:35 Flight Sergeant W.A. Gunning, Flight Sergeant H.C. Jordan
0:40 Flight Sergeant R. Feakes
0:45 Sergeant D.W. Cowell, Sergeant T.F. Cummins
0:55 Pilot Officer W.R. Kell
1:00 Flight Sergeant J.T. Gill, Flight Lieutenant G.W. Knupp
1:05 Flight Sergeant J.M. Buckley, Flight Lieutenant W. Mc L. Chase
1:10 Flight Lieutenant W. Sinclair
1:15 Pilot Officer C.M. Sylvah
1:20 Pilot Officer D.J. Copeland

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17 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery

  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  17 Jul 18 MIKAN 3395379 General Mewburn firing an 8 inch Canadian gun. July, 1918
  17 Jul 18 MIKAN 3404905 General Mewburn, Canadian Minister of Militia, with the Canadian Minister of Marine, General Sir Arthur Currie
and others looking towards the German lines. July, 1918
  17 Jul 18 MIKAN 3404930 General Watson explaining use of machine gun to the Canadian Minister of Marine. July, 1918
  17 Jul 18 MIKAN 3404944 General Mewburn and Minister of Marine in France. July, 1918
  P.S.:  My apologies for the overdue post.
 

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16 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery

  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery







 
61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lt Virtue
  MIKAN 3406040 General Mewburn shaking hands with 16th Btn. Pipe Major. 
16th July, 1918.
  MIKAN 3405546 General Mewburn addressing men of the Canadian Corps Tramways. 
16th July, 1918.
  MIKAN 3404928 General Mewburn, Minister of Militia and Defence, with Canadian Generals near the guns. 
16th July, 1918.
  MIKAN 3404927 General Mewburn watching men from Nova Scotia making clay ovens. 
16th July, 1918.
  MIKAN 3404914 General Mewburn addressing a Canadian Infantry Battalion. 
16th July, 1918.
  MIKAN 3404912 Canadian troops on their way to the line passing General Mewburn, Minister of Militia. 
16th July, 1918.
  MIKAN 3395380 The Canadian Minister of Marine, Charles Ballantyne,  firing an 8 inch BL 8-inch howitzer Canadian Gun. 
16th July, 1918.
 

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15 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery


  15th Division
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lt Virtue
 
15 jul 18 Funeral – The funeral of Nursing Sister Ada Janet Ross, July 15th 1918 Burlington Road, Buxton
  15 jul 18 Funeral – The funeral of Nursing Sister Ada Janet Ross, July 15th 1918 Fellow nurses by her graveside, Buxton Cemetery
  15 jul 18 Funeral – The funeral of Nursing Sister Ada Janet Ross, July 15th 1918 Fellow nurses by her graveside, Buxton Cemetery
  15 jul 18 Newspaper Clipping – An account of Sister Ross' death, recounted in The Buxton Advertiser, 1 November 1995
  15 jul 18 Newspaper Clipping – In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  15 jul 18 Newspaper Clipping – An account of Sister Ross' death, recounted in The Buxton Advertiser, 24 January 2008
  15 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403383 Grave of Lt. H.R. Thompson in Lijssenthoch Cemetery, near Poperinghe [Belgium]. July, 1918
  15 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403384 Grave of Flight-Lieut. K.T. Campbell. July, 1918
 

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14 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  15th Division
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lt Virtue
 
14 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403379 Grave of Major F.L. Lucas and other Canadian Officers. July, 1918
  14 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403381 Canadian graves on the Albert-Bapaume Road. July, 1918
  14 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403382 Grave of Capt. Pineo, 5th C.M.R.'s. July, 1918
  14 Jul 18 IWM BOX 137-13-10B-28H-1918 Plotting reference 28H 30 36 Key feature Kruisstraathoek

 

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13 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  13 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403377 Grave of Lieut. K.I. Somerville. July, 1918
  13 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403378 Grave of Sergt. Gray. [and others] [124654 - 58th Battalion] July, 1918
  13 jul 18 IWM BOX 163-3-53B-28M-1918 Plotting reference 28M 29 Key feature Land South of Locre, Loosehof Farm

 

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12 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  12 Jul 18 Ada Janet Ross in uniform, from the Manitoba Health Sciences Centre Archives
  12 jul 18 Empire Hotel Buxton Empire Hotel Buxton, Derbyshire, converted to 1st General Hospital - where Sister Ross worked
  12 Jul 18 Grave Marker – The grave of Nursing Sister Ada Janet ROSS, Buxton Cemetery
 

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11 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Gunner John Stanislaus McTague
  IWM BOX 314-93-103GJ-36T-1918 Plotting reference 36T 11 Key feature Herlies and Wicres, 11th July 1918.

 
MIKAN 3395882 A Canadian Dentist outside his hut attending to sufferers. July, 1918
 
MIKAN 3396815 A Canadian Officer fishing for trout. July, 1918
 

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10 July 1918

5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3390976 Lieutenant A.T. Whealy supervising the arming of his Sopwith F.1 Camel aircraft of No. 203 Squadron, R.A.F., Allonville, France, July 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3395382 Canadian Ammunition Column passing 6 inch Naval guns. July, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3395383 Canadian Ammunition Column passing 6 inch Naval guns. July, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3396814 Darkies, who with others, load Canadian Corps Tramways with ammunition, resting. These soldiers, most likely from a labour battalion, are
loading 18 pdr. ammunition
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403373 Canadian, Australian and British Officers at the graveside of a comrade killed while attacking a Gotha at night July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403374 Cross on the grave of an airman killed while attacking a Gotha at night Flgt. Comdr. R.A. Little, R.N.. July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403375 Grave of Lieut. K.I. Somerville July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403376 Grave of Major F.L. Lucas and other Canadian Officers. July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403377 Grave of Lieut. K.I. Somerville July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403378 Grave of Sergt. Gray and others 124654 58th Battalion July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403379 Grave of Major F.L. Lucas and other Canadian Officers July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403380 The graves of Capt. H.H. Pineo and Lt.-Col. G.H. Baker, Commanding Officer, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403381 Canadian graves on the Albert-Bapaume Road July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403382 Grave of Capt. Pineo, 5th C.M.R.s July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403383 Grave of Lt. H.R. Thompson in Lijssenthoch Cemetery, near Poperinghe July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403384 Grave of Flight-Lieut. K.T. Campbell July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403385 Grave of 2nd Canadian Division men killed on Vimy Ridge July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403386 Canadian graves near Vimy July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403387 Canadian graves in cemetery near Albert July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403388 Canadian graves at Aux Rietz Corner July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403389 Grave of Major G.V. Nelson, 18th Can. Infantry Battalion July 10th, 1918
  10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403390 The Garden of Sleep Cemetery at Etaples where many brave Canadians rest July 10th, 1918
    10 Jul 18 MIKAN 3403391 Grave of Pte. Brebner, 43rd Bn. Vimy Ridge July 10th, 1918
 

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