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THE GREAT WAR.   363

 

After the completion of the Canadian Army Corps the policy of the Dominion was to maintain a comparatively small number of divisions, but always to keep these at full strength, in order that the troops might have the encouragement of fall ranks.

VICTORIOUS CANADIAN .SOLDIERS ENTERING BONN, GERMANY.

Over 218,000 of our gallant men have be-Casualties. come casualties. Of these some 60,000 have given their lives, about one in ten of the deaths being due to disease. Over 3,000 have endured the miseries of prison life in Germany. In June, 1915, the Military Hospitals Commission was established. It cares for invalided soldiers and also for returned men.

Generals of Lord Kitchener chose 7-\Tajor-General the Canadian Alderson to command the first Canadian Army. Division. Under him served Brigadier-Generals Mercer, Currie, Turner and Cohoe. General Mercer was killed in action at Zillebeke on June 2nd, 1916.

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