Recent article recalled valiant action of battalion

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Thanks to Judge Clyde Macdonald for his article on the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Nova Scotia's 25th Battalion was early into the assault, led by two of the Battalion's pipers, and the first unit to seize and hold its objective, the Turko-Graben Line on Hill 135, capturing a number of field guns, machine guns and mortars while taking some 130 prisoners.

The Battalion lost 47 officers and men, and had a large number of wounded, and missing, among the latter RSM Frank 'Dad' Hinchcliffe, who is commemorated by a CWGC headstone in Riverside Cemetery. Some 40 men from the county would have taken part in the 25th's action.

Doug Stallard

New Glasgow

Organizations: Turko-Graben Line on Hill 135

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Riverside Cemetery, New Glasgow

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