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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 26, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta OTTAWA, April R. H. The Duke of Connaught has received a message from King George as follows: "Congratulatemost warmly on the splendid and gallant way in which the Canadian division have fought during the last two days north of Ypres. Sir John French says their conduct was magnificent throughout. The Dominion will be justly proud. (Sgd.) George." WEATHER Hlflh Forecast: Fair and VOLUME VIH. LETHBRIDGE, MONDAY, APRIL 2B, 19J3 NUMBER 114 THOUSAND CANADIANS KILLED AND WOUNDED ALL EMPIRE THROBS WITH PRIDE AT FEAT OF BRAVE CANADIANS London, April England has been led hy its newspapers to believe that a momentous, perhaps a critical stage of the war has been reached. Reports from Flanders during the last few daye have been read with breath- less interest, which was changed Saturday into some exultation by Sir John French's report on the Canadian's exploit in retaking the ground Jost north of Ypres. London, April semi-official statement issued at Paris last night to minimize the importance of the victory the Germans claim to have won at Langhcmarcq, which it asserts occurred only on a front of lour kilomctree (about miles) out of a total of 900 kilometres (about 600 and accuses the Germans cf magnifying their success to influence neutral countries. In London, however, the greatest importance is attached to theae operations. The Times military correspondent thia morning "Some think that this will be the greatest battle of the war, but the I are well prepared to meet any German offensive in this quarter, and It it not to be considered that there is most danger where there is most! noiie." The Times correspondent in northern France says' "The second'battle of Flanders has begun. The enemy has long been preparing carefully for It and was biding his time, waiting for a favorable moment to develop his attack. But our unexpected capture of Hill No. 60 had a double effeft in unsettling the enemy's calculations and compelling him to postpone, if not to abandon his contemplated attack of the British position and to disclose hiE hand in a premature attack c-n the French lines to the LOCAL MAN IS WOUNDED The Honor Roll KILLED IN ACTION ITALIAN SITUATIONS The opinion is growing in Ronm thai. ami Italy tire drifting inevit- ably war. A diplonmt accred- ited to the Qutmiial quotes Prince von the German- Ambassador tit (Rome, who lias been the ure in the efforts to avert such a war, as Baying- that it, would be Impossible lor Austria to accept Italy's demands, Pcpiilno- Garibaldi, grandson of the famous Italian statesman, 'who recent- ly hns talked with (lie Italian King and Premier, is said to have received from them the impression that Italy would enter the war with, ths allies. Italian refugees Trotn Austria say the frontier has been fortified by the Austrian's -with concrete trenches and very heavy artillery. IN THE DARDANELLES following'official announcement was given out in London today "The general attack on Lhc Dar- danelles by the Heel anil the army was resumed yesterday. "Tile disembarkation -of the covered by the fleet began rise, HIVviiriciis points on the Galli-1 poli peninsula anil in spite of scnous I opposition from tlie enemy in strong' enlreJH'JiuR'jits protected by barb wire was completely successful. "Before nightfall large forces -were established on shore. The landing ol llic army anil the advances IN THE CARPATHIANS New victories iu the figLling in the Carpathians are claimed by the Aus- trlans. After several weeks off slcn progress they have at least obstructed the Russian positions .on the sides of Hie Orawa .valley, the Vienna The above cur. is a pictun- of one of the machine giln sections, which !E manned entirely by LeLbhridfie men. This section wus iu tlie thickest of the fighting on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The casually lists so fai' slio'u UiaL of this section was wounded. Mr. Carnill is from this city, his brother living here. No news of any oilier boys has vet been received. Tlie oilier members-df the-BQcticr, :sre: Dobbs, F. Lay, E. 1J. Chappleau, E'. Tliommi, j. Miller, C. Higffins and .T. E. Calm- er WAddeHJ. William Caniill jfiined the machine gun. section last August 13, and went to the front with the forces from Valcartier. was formerly a C. P.R.. fireman here, 'lie is 27 years ol age; and -single. II is not known whether his 'wounds are scrio.us, Our Losses an -Inspiration i n.iiii_ i London, April 26, p. War Office announces. TWO CONTINGENTS MOBILIZE AT ONCE li Oiliuva. April important smnounee- Jiieiit -was .imule tliis nfieniocni by Major General Sam Hug-lies tliaMlie Third and Fourtli C'outuige-nt.s rvvill bo mobilized pom Is "oainps tlie earliest possible moment raining .atxdifterent divisional n at the vnrious provinces to proceed' to tor. additional twining, as .follows: Nova A.lflci'sbot: .Brunswick at Sussex; Quebec at A alcariier; Ontario at Kingston; Xine'iii'a Palls and London. Manitoba and Saskatchewan rSon'elL; AJbrrta and British Columbia cavalry a Calgary; Ffitisli. Columbia troops, other tlmn or Scheidam camp, north of Kamloo'ps. Feeling of Quiet Elation is Mingled With One of Sadness is paying tlie price. Tlte war is coming- closer ID us. The toll in ..'lie engagement at Ypres is dreadfully.Jieavy home is mourning tlie loss loved'one today. Many a Canadian We all muufD, uiit Third A. E. Kimmins, Winona, Capt. G. C. Ryerson, son of Dr. G. S. Ryerson, Toronto; Lieut. A. D. Kirkpatrick, Toronto. Lieut, M. Daniel McDonald, To- ronto. Fourth Battalion Captain Donald M. Lover, Oriliia, Ont.; Lieut. Cameron D. Brant, Ham- ilton, Ont.; Lieul.-Col. A. P, B ire hall, Canadian Permanent staff Winnipen. Fifth C. D. K. Mason, Saakntoon. Seventh' Battalion Lt.-Col. W. T. H. McHarg. Vancouver; Private W. L. Bowser. Eighth C. F. Hyssey, next ol kin John Hussey (relationship not atat- Plymouth, England, died of wounds; Private .A. G. Ingalls, next of kin A. G, Ingalls (fath- La Prairie, Que. Tenth Battalion H. L. Lamber Boyle, Crossfjeld, Alta., formerly of Port Col- 'borne; Major J. McLaren, Bran- Man.; next of kin, Robert McLaren Lome street, Lochee, Dundee, 5cot- land. Thirteenth Battalion Capt Gerard Lees, Ottawa, the well v known goffer; Major E. C. Noraworthy, Ingersoll, Ont.; Capt. W. C- Kennedy, Montre- al; Lieut. G. M. Drummond, on- ly eon of Lady Drummond, Montreal. Fourteenth George M. Richardson, Montre- al. Private E. Wiseman; Private A. Poiriei. Sixteenth Battalion Capt, Cecil Marsh Merritt, son-in-law of Sir Herbert Tupper, Vancou- we can hold our heads high even wliSle eyes glisten with a tear. Our J ,j. officers and men have shed tholr lives id a notile cause. They die a nobler death than those of us remaining -at home can ever expect. Lo die. The very-death they meL was in a conflict inff- establishing that the are barbarians in theiv methods of warfare. Is it worth dying in a. strug-gle to wipe from the earth a power who, i[ it ever possessed the ideals civilization, has lost [hem entirely. This "war is a var to retain what the world has struggled through -many-ages, to highest type oE Conathi's toll is heavy, but while we Diouru we thrill with pride. Our men diurt while performing a heroic deed, the recapture ot lost guns. They didn't die as cowarda, hut as brave soldiers jjC the King. So -we say today is a day when as Canadians we can head's high and be proud of our joldie'rs, our country and the great principles for which our men are prepared to sacrifice their 'lives. The officers have suffered heavily. That lias 'been tlie case throughout the war. The officers lead the way. Where their men go are prepared BO, and in the front, too. Look at today's casualty list- You will tlnil here the names many a prominent Canadian, men (belonging to old Canadian Ryerson, related 10 tlie founder ot Ontario's school system; a Klrkpatrick, son of a foririei- Lieutenant Governor Ontario; a Tumniond, a son of a noted Canadian leader in industrial life; a McHarg, rho foutfit nobly'in the South African war. These and Hosts ct other .brave MloWB are today sleeping in graves-in France and (hat wiM VET; 'Capt. John Cameron Highlanders, Winni- peg; Capt. H. M. Fleming, Van- couver; Lieut. Arthur L. Lind- say, Strathroy, Ont. Third Field Sydney Cross, Nanton, Alta. (List of wounded on Page 3) LATE COL BOYLE lind. Canada closer, to the Jfother Country to 'those great principles for which they gave, their lives, the principles of freedom, liberty, honor and iviiitatioii itself. April feeling ut Militia estimates based upon quiet clalioii mintfod ,-wiUi sadness on losscs n[ Lhe oincera lacc u account of Iho heavy casualty lists was accentuated at the capital this casualtics among non-com missioned morning by Lhe graphic details of the Oncers and men ali approximately one gallant aland made by the Ciinailian thousand men. H may he, however, division in .north of tli.it Iho, nature ol the fighting was .such that the loss, of ulh'ccrs was ah- normally large. The. Hritish war of- fice, ilc.scrihing (lie losses as heavy, liatdly appear, to warrant niticli quilled themselves with- remarkable 'optimism, courage arid deserve the enconuis Judging hy Llic casualty lists Lhe en-' which have been thrust upon them, .lire Canadian division'with the cx- The opinion i.s expressed at the etc- .'ccpliuu of the liHIi battalion under Vprca. The cabled descriptions and congratulatory' messages from King George, Sir John French and General Aldcrson ,alt go In "demonstrate yonri a rfoulit ihat tlic Canadians ac- ONGRATULATES CANADA'S TROOPS Ottawa, Ont., April Brook, staff officer to General French, wired General Hughes; "Hearty congratulations on magnificent behavior fiercest engagement of Canadian GENERAL HUGHES WIRES Ottawa, Ont., April Hughes yesterday sent the .following mesa age to General Aldercon: "Pleace convey to all your splen- dfcf division the deep appreciation of their comrades, in Canada and of aM Canadian! of their gallant light and their splendid, behavior. We rejoice in their gallantry; but while mourning the loss of many brave comrades, our one great deilre fi fo avenge that lost. The hearts of Are firmly with them." PREMIER BORDEN .WIRES Ottawa, Ont., April Robert Borden yesterday sent General AI- deraon. the commander of the Canadian overseas division, the follow ing cable: "Report of the tpfendid-'gaffantry and efficiency of the division under your command hai thrilled Canada with pride. Warmest congrat- In reply to a brief cable of cOngi'atulatloni received from Earf Grey, ihi'OHgh the j Hughes foVmerly of Canada, Sir-Robert sent the following mee- sage: "Deeply appiecfate your rTieaiage. Canada is very proud that her sons have upheld worthily the splendid traditions of our great pioneer races." Ottawa, April Holier L Uor- J themselves the equal of any troops., ilrn. minister, this morninR on in the world and in doing" so they ruarv last ;nid appalcntly Rot back.! huhalf of himsrlf and Iris colleagues, Mia'vc uiought distincLion and rcnou-n Calgary Men Figure Prominent- ly in List of Killed and Wounded Calgary, April name oi LicuL.-Col. Uoyle of Calgary, figured ivitli.sad prouiiuencr, in the casualty lists issued [rbhi Ottawa last night. According to the bnei flash, this gal- lant officer died of wounds received while serving in what will, without ilouht, prove to he the gravest and 11 OF 1 GfiLANI Vii, April in every six of Lhc Camulmns cn- ifagecl in Hie repulse of llu? Germans and UK: recapture of Hie heavy -1.7 guns ilml (onml llicir way into (he hands of Hie enemy vlien Hie French line. gave, way slightly before a bombardment of poisonous gtis shells, arc included in a casually hsl that is scut out from tonight. The probable- loss in the, engagement, the "realcsl and grav- es! in Canada's his lory, beside, whirji Paardeburg sinks into merest insignificance, which lias called forlh [he enthusiastic praise of Sir John French, is estimated at 80 commissioned (..Hicers and non-commissioned officers and men killed ami ivounded. No less than ihrce colonels are counted among the killed, including Lieutenant Colonel Boyle OL Calgary. Tbc Militia Department hns not yet issued any estimate of the losses of the rank and (lie. A commencement; will be made upon the'sending oC the lists oE theae tomorrow. OUa-wa, April word has yet fljeeii received at the Militia De- partment indicating Lbe prbbaihlo loss in killed and wounded of the Canadian rank and (lie in (he tliree days'-lighting north of Ypres. With the loss officers running uji to 80 it is altogether probable that the casualty llste ot ion-commissioned officers still to come in well total six or seven hundred may be aa high as 'one thousand. It is understood', that tlie uqn-comV missioned officers'and men included in. Llie first -casualty list given, out today wore not rjeu ivho.rpurtlcipated in the btgvflght. hut in the general fighting ireviouB to Thursday night. In to ithe tliree colonels, McKarg, 3ircliall and Boyle, eight captains, seven. lieutenants and three majors .were tilled, ft is estimated that there are 500 Canndian officers ivitli tlie Canadian Overseas Division, so that approximately one-sixth of the officers were either hilled or wounded. It is expected that the .casualty lists giving the names of the men of the rank and file will 'Commence to come in tomorrow. STORY OF BRILLIANT CANADIAN ASSAULT Which Cana- dian forces have ever participated, i Sci-gl.. Muiidcll ol the Princess Pa- tricias, ot Calgary, was also report- ed killed in action. The names of ;aptain Donald Led Redman and lent. A. Lowry, prominent Cal- garmns appear, as wounded. Fortun- ately tlicy arn not seriously hurt, ac- cording to private .despatches receiv- ed at their respective homes. Capt. wired Ijis mother, Red- man; yesterday that he was in a Uou- logne. hospital with a 'bullet wound through the wired from Hie FJasftj hospital til> Hpiilognc, nolliing dangerous, fueling fnie." 1 Scrgt. Kdwin Cooper of the Prin- London, April correspondent of the Dally Mail in northern, 'ranee, telegraphing-under yesterday's date! says: "The tlieuie in. every mouth here is the counter attack OL Canadians i whose fame the Middlesex regiment has some share. Ths Cana-dldTifl' howed at the Yser Canal the same quality which marked their worfc at 60. The quality oC quickness was displayed in their retreat when, the witlidrawal of other troops, They had no time to get their 4.7 guns cross the water. The guns were uuusually far tip and the German attack rapid and in great force, "Notiiing slicker has ever ibeen seen than (he German's .final success Jn etting across the canal. They brought up. behind a cloud of .-yellow'green moke that emptied tlie trenches before (Jieiii. and confused the French ttacfc, a qitantttj- oL' bridges from to 30 feet ia length. -In pits of the destruction of (lie Abridges 'first placed ia position the reserve' ridges were iliroivn across with grenr courage and the Germane crossed canalr occupying tlie village of Lizerne and several other outpost.. osHiuns. H really ivas a great acliisA'euieut. ".All tins wajj away to the left oE the Canadians, but it made their osi Lion untenable' and their guns had' to he abandoned. They endured rery sort of difficulty, mental aud mechanical. The men we're terribly ick, half Iblind and weak from the fumes let loose by the Germans. They had to shrapnel, riflo-fire and machine guns in a country which is absolutely without opportunity for defence, but they drove thfeir charge home against rules warfare as understood in the German textbooks." PRESS PAY TRIBUTE Louclpn, April press today pays.a generous tribute (o the achievement of the Canadians in tlie Ypres ibattle. hearty, are cast in a sober style, for it is felt for one thing that. while'being proud of her army and what Jt lias done, will be readlay" by of the cost in ilife necessary to accomplish the valiant deed. Canadian casualties are very properly published in the Dominion some time before .bofng announced on this side. In fact there is no question but that tlie. Canadians liear of their losses a great deal quicker than does .tbe average English household. Duke of Gonnaught's Statement Ottawa, April R. H. the British array as well as to themuelves Duke of Catmaught lias sent Hie Col- and that this heroism will thrill, the Jotting- letter lo General Bam "Dear General' write 0 tlic imid a warm tribute to the Canadian !10 dominion. My in lime to join in .-uc famous action, and be wounded for anu _____. ..___ .......__, _ you, as Minister of Militia, to express" to you my deepest sympathy in the heavy loss of valuable lives amongst they have made' at Ypres. "Canada, has- every reason to he proud of the gallantry of her. sons who have nobly done their part in this great striiBglo for the liberties and lionor of our Empire.against the tyranny and injustice of Germany. "As an Ent'liali officer I am proud our Canadian feel Ihat they have [ion6r--.tQ-.the Dominion from Che Atlantic to the Pacific. "Assuring you again of my heartfelt sympathy far the relations ol all those.Canadians, officers, non-com-''-. missioned officers and men who have BO nobly falten on the battle Believe me, "Yours sincerely, "P. S.-iHIs Majesty, 'tord> er and Sir John French to me a'J ml rat ion ot Ihe of our Canadian troops." I ewered them and. to General AldeWbn e appreciatloo." ;