1918 in Canada


1918 in Canada

"See also:"
1917 in Canada,
other events of 1918,
1919 in Canada and the
Timeline of Canadian history.

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Events

* March 1 - Harlan Brewster, premier of British Columbia, dies in office
* March 6 - John Oliver becomes premier of British Columbia
* March 30 - C Squadron of Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) conducts a cavalry charge against the Germans at Moreuil Wood. The squadron suffers atrocious casualties, but the action is one of the keys of halting the German advance in Operation Michael. Lieutenant Gordon Flowerdew will be awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously.
* April 21 - Canadian Roy Brown supposedly shoots down the famed Red Baron. His claim is countered by those in the 53rd Australian Infantry. Namely, Sgts. Cedric Popkin, Evans and Buie.
* August 2 - the first General Strike in Canada on in Vancouver, British Columbia triggered by the murder of Ginger Goodwin.
* August 8 - World War I: At the Battle of Amiens superior Canadian gunners assist a great allied breakthrough (also called Canada's 100 Days)
* September - Canadian forces arrive in northern Russia to assist the White Russians in their battle against the Bolsheviks
* October a second group of Canadian forces is sent to Siberia
* November 11 - The First World War ends. Over 600 000 Canadians fought in Europe: 60 000 were killed and 173 000 were wounded
* The Statistics Act is passed, creating the Dominion Bureau of Statistics

Births

* February 13 - Ross Whicher, politician
* February 18 - Sid Abel, hockey player
* February 27 - Marcel Bourbonnais, politician
* April 23 - Margaret Avison, poet
* May 15 - Joseph Wiseman, actor
* July 15 - Bertram Brockhouse, physicist
* July 18 - Nelson Mandela, one of only two honorary Canadian citizens
* August 5 - Betty Oliphant, ballet instructor
* November 13 - George Grant, scholar
* November 17 - Prosper Boulanger, politician
* December 20 - Jean Marchand, politician
* December 30 - Al Purdy, poet

Deaths

* January 28 - John McCrae, poet
* March 21 - Henry Joseph Walker, politician
* August 18 - Henry Norwest, World War I soldier
* November 11 - George Price, last Commonwealth casualty of World War I


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