Vimy Ridge Gas Raid, Part II

Lieutenant Colonel Sam Beckett
75th (Mississauga) Battalion

Vimy Ridge. 1 March 1917. Witnessing his battalion being cut to pieces, Lt. Col. Samuel Beckett advances into no man’s land to rally the retreating soldiers.

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Seeing his commanding officer struck down by a sniper’s bullet, Corporal Frank Schissler rushed to his aid. Finding Beckett dead, he aided other wounded soldiers as the 75th Battalion withdrew to their own lines. Beckett’s body was recovered later that evening and buried on 4 March 1917.

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