Category: Battle of Mount Sorrel

Categories: Canada, World War I | Canadian Expeditionary Force, World War I

The Battle of Mont Sorrel Located in the Ypres Salient, 3 km (1.9 mi) east of Ypres, Belgium. To divert British resources from the build-up being observed on the Somme, the XIII (Royal W├╝rttemberg) Corps and the 117th Infantry Division attacked an arc of high ground defended by the Canadian Corps. The German forces captured the heights at Mount Sorrel and Tor Top, before entrenching on the far slope of the ridge. Following a number of attacks and counterattacks, two divisions of the Canadian Corps, supported by the 20th Light Division and Second Army siege and howitzer battery groups, recaptured the majority of their former positions. Casualties and losses: British & Canadian: 8,430 German: 5,765

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28 Apr 1895 Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada - 02 Jun 1916 photo

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