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The following is a list of the major operations in which the Canadian Expeditionary Force participated.


Ypres April - May 1915



Festubert & Givenchy May - June 1915


St Eloi Craters March - April 1916


Mount Sorrel 2 - 13 June 1916


Somme July - November 1916


Vimy Ridge 9 - 12 April 1917


The Scarpe April - May1917


Hill 70 15 - 25 August 1917


Passchendaele 26 October - 10 November 1917


Amiens 8 - 11 August 1918


Arras 26 August - 3 September 1918


Canal du Nord & Cambrai 27 September - 11 October 1918


Capture of Valenciennes 1-2 November 1918

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