On This Day in Canada’s History (October 1)

On this day in Canada

Below is the major event that occurred in Canada’s history on this day, October 1:

  • 1914: The first division of Canadian troops, numbering 33,000, sailed to Britain. The majority of these Canadians volunteered eagerly, driven by a deep desire to demonstrate their unwavering loyalty to the Commonwealth during WWI.

Credit: Canadian War Museum

Source: OnThisDay.com

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