A CHRONOLOGY OF THE 4th DIVISION
Formed in England in April 1916, the FOURTH CANADIAN DIVISION assembled at Bramshott, to France in August 1916. As with other Canadian Divisions, lack of artillery was the constraint and the Division was initially joined by the former artillery of 3rd (Lahore) Division, recently attached to 3rd Canadian Division. Once overseas the Division fought in many of the major actions of the war, including:
The Battle of Le Transloy
The Battle of the Ancre Heights
The Battle of the Ancre
The Battle of Vimy
Operations towards Lens
The affairs south of Souchez river
The capture of Avion
The Battle of Hill 70
The Second Battle of Passchendaele
The Battle of Amiens and actions around Damery
The Battle of Drocourt-Queant
The Battle of the Canal du Nord and the capture of Bourlon Wood
The Battle of Valenciennes and the capture of Mont Houy
The Battle of the Sambre and the passage of the Grand Honelle
Demobilisation commenced in late 1918.
Most elements crossed to England in March 1919 and home soon after.
FOURTH CANADIAN DIVISION 1916-1919
A concise Canadian Divisional History, the 4th served both on the Western Front in France and in Flanders until Armistice Day. They formed part of the Canadian Corps in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, which attacked and defeated the Germans, driving them from the ridge. As a result, the Canadians became known as masters of offensive warfare and an elite fighting force. In the Battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917, the Division was given the job of capturing Hill 145, the highest and most important feature of Vimy Ridge.