Significant Dates in Canadian Military History

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  • 9/4/1869
    Le Régiment de la Chaudiere is organized as 'The Provisional Battalion of Dorchester'.
  • 9/4/1917
    Vimy Ridge is captured by the Canadian Corps.
  • 9/4/1917
    Captain Thain MacDowell of the 38th Battalion, was able to disarm and capture two officers and 75 men at Vimy Ridge to earn the Victoria Cross.
  • 9/4/1940
    The Department of Munitions and Supply is established.
  • 9/4/1917
    At Vimy Ridge, Lance-Sergeant Ellis Sifton of the 18th Battalion, C.E.F., cleared an enemy machine-gun emplacement. For his actions Lance-Sergeant Sifton earned the Victoria Cross.