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 Timeline of World War I
August 4, 1914  Germany invades neutral Belgium. Britain declares war on Germany and Austria-Hungary.   Canada joins the war with Britain Patriotism and enthusiasm greeted the news in Canada  “We stand shoulder to shoulder with Britain” Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden - (August, 1914) August 19, 1914  The first volunteers begin to arrive at Valcartier camp.   Within weeks over 30,000 Canadian volunteers were in training at the newly constructed Valcartier camp near Quebec City. August 6, 1914  Britain accepts Canada's offer of troops.  An expeditionary force is authorized by the Canadian cabinet. August 7, 1914  Sam Hughes, Minister of Militia and Defence of Canada orders the construction of a training camp in Valcartier, Quebec.
August 27, 1914 Captain Lloyd Woolsey Bingay (Born in Yarmouth NS February 5, 1877) Completes Attestation at Valcartier.  Bingay was a Veteran of the Boar War.
September  19 - 22, 1914 The First Men with Connections to Yarmouth  Begin Training at Valcartier:  Forrest Arthur Ladd (Age unknown) September 19, 1914	 William Miller (aged 27) September 21, 1914 James Suttie (Age 20) September 21, 1914 Adelbert Augustus Durkee (Age 37) September 21, 1914 William Okell Holden Dodds	(Age 47) September 22, 1914 Charles Emin, (Age 22) September 22, 1914     	        Photo Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / C-036116 September  23 - 25, 1914  Enlistments Continue:  Roy Howard Thurston	(Age 26) September 23, 1914 Alfred Wade Trefry (Age 27) September 23, 1914 Frank Stanley Iriam (Age 28) September 23, 1914 Raymond Arthur Saunders (Age 16) September 24, 1914 Chester Howard Hulsman (Age 22) September 25, 1914 Addie Allen (Adruenna) Tupper, Nursing Sister, joins the Canadian Army Medical Corps at Quebec (Age 54) September 25, 1914 Photo Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / C-036116 September 26, 1914 Enlistments Continue:  Hugh Percy Hamilton (Age 23) 	 Leman Hersey (Age 28) Edward Edmunds Murree (Age 24) Photo Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / C-036116