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Read the stories that Canadians have sent us about their relatives who were at Hill 70.

 
2nd Lieutenant William Kenneth Rooney

2nd Lieutenant William Kenneth Rooney

Mr. Richard Rooney has provided us with the story of his grandfather, 2nd Lieutenant William Kenneth Rooney, who served in WWI. more
Kay's Grandfather

Kay's Grandfather

Kay (Fisher) Langmuir has kindly provided us with the story of her grandfather, Major Fisher, who served in WWI. Major Fisher enlisted on March 22nd, 1916 in Fredericton… more
Major R. Earle Drope

Major R. Earle Drope

At the age of seventeen, my father, Robert Earle Drope, enlisted for the military much to his Mother’s concern and distress. more
Private Robert Lawrenson

Private Robert Lawrenson

Robert served at Ypres, then the Somme, Vimy Ridge and Hill 70. He had also served at the battles of Mouquet Farms, Courcelette and Regina Trench. The last battle in which Robert Lawrenson participated was the taking of Hill 70 which began the morning of August 15, 1917. Robert (only 18 years of age) was severely wounded in the arms, legs and buttocks on that day and was hospitalized in France until he was invalided to England on September 2, 1917. He arrived in London on September 2, 1917 and was posted to the 1st Quebec Regiment Depot, Shoreham. more
Private Thomas Larkin

Private Thomas Larkin

As submitted by Raymond Donnelly: Thomas Larkin, born Armagh Ireland, joined CEF 20th Battalion Toronto April 1915, killed 14th July 1917 Lens, in preps for Hill 70. He lived a short anonymous life - orphaned 10, emigrated Canada 17, died 21 after 2 years in trenches. In contrast his sister, Elizabeth, has over 200 descendants. His records have recently been located through LAC. He died for France's liberty on 14th July and on this centenary date the Mayor of Grenay, where he is buried, will host a party of his Irish relatives.
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