100 Years Ago: Canadians at St. Eloi

The Intelligencer April 15, 1916 (page 1)

“Heroic Work of Canadians in Resisting the Hun Attacks. Endeavor to Bring Order Out of Chaos, and While Protected by Rude Trenches Hold Their Positions Against a Severe Bombardment—The Casualties Were Heavy.

Ottawa. April 15.—Heroic and effective work by the Canadians in resisting determined attacks by the Germans at St. Eloi last week is detailed at length in ‘Eyewitness’ communique, received this morning.”