Sunday June 3rd at 2pm GREAT WAR TALK: BATTLE OF HILL 62

The Port Moody Heritage Society would like to invite you to our next Great War Talk and reenactment event.
GREAT WAR TALK: BATTLE OF HILL 62
Sunday June 3rd at 2pm
 
TALK BY: Battlefield Guide and Great War historian John Goheen

The Battle for Mount Sorrel took place in June 1916. Three divisions of the Canadian Corps were involved in the defence of the line here when the German Army made an attack on 2nd June 1916.

Having lost the high ground on the first day of the attack, the Canadians put up a determined fight to recapture the ground, which they did for the most part after 13 days of fighting.

Casualties on both sides were heavy. The Canadians suffered just under 8,500 casualties; of those 1,000 men were killed and another 1,900 were missing. Many Canadians killed in this battle are buried in the nearby cemeteries of Hooge Crater Cemetery and Maple Copse Cemetery.

HISTORIC REENACTMENT
After the talk we continue our reenactment series. Visitors are welcome to join our volunteers in the trench and learn about life in the trenches and see historic uniforms and equipment.
STORIES OF THE PAST: FINDING YOUR ANCESTORS
 We continue our drop-in sessions for those that have descendants who fought in the First World War. This information will be included in our exhibition during the 11 days of Remembrance.
Drop In Session: Starting at 3pm
Do you have ancestors that fought in the First World War? Are you interested in sharing their experiences?  We are looking for stories and photographs related to those individuals who fought in the First World War and we’d like to hear from you.
The event will take place at the Port Moody Station Museum.

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