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Image: [Photo of Corporal and two Privates on their horses, 1914-1915] Unknown photographer. Collections CCGW/CCGG. 2016-1-1-26.
On June 2nd, 1916, the Battle of Mount Sorrel began. Overshadowed by the larger battles of 1916, Mount Sorrel was nevertheless an important action for the still young Canadian Corps.The opening day was the 3rd Division’s “baptism by fire” and the fighting, particularly the Canadian counterattack on June 13th, taught valuable, but costly, lessons.