Significant Dates in Canadian Military History
Americans capture and burn York (Toronto).
When his men hesitated at the Gavrelle Sector, Lieutenant George McKean of 14th Battalion, C.E.F., ran forward alone and threw himself head first into the trench, killing two of the enemy with his revolver. Inspired by Lieutenant McKean’s action, his men advanced and swept the German defenders aside, capturing both the trench and its remaining occupants. For his actions Lieutenant McKean earned the Victoria Cross.
Brigadier M.P. Bogert relieved Brigadier J.M. Rockingham as the Commander of 25 Canadian Infantry Brigade.