“Pro patria mori”: The McGill University Companies

I recently attended a lecture by historian Tim Cook on the legacy of Vimy, held at McGill. One thing that Dr. Cook mentioned was how closely entwined McGill’s history is with that the First World War, and how many buildings, plaques, and windows can be found around the campus that make reference to those from the school killed in the war. In total, over 3 000 McGill students and staff volunteered to fight overseas, of those, 363 did not return.  Continue reading ““Pro patria mori”: The McGill University Companies”

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The weeks after Vimy: Pte George Washington Hill and the Battle of Arleux

Private George Washington Hill. [c1915-1917]. Collections CCGW/CCGG
Private George Washington Hill. [c1915-1917]. Collections CCGW/CCGG
We posted this snapshot of Private George Washington Hill this week on our social media channels. Hill did not survive the war, but was killed at the Battle of Arleux barely two weeks after the victory at Vimy Ridge. Continue reading “The weeks after Vimy: Pte George Washington Hill and the Battle of Arleux”