Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Bosnia.
Britain declared war on the Germans. The Canadians are automatically involved because Canada was a colony of Britain.
Canada opens an internment camp for those (i.e. Germans, Austro-Hungarians, Bulgarians or Turkish people) who Canadians believed were giving information to the enemy countries where they originated from. They lived in prison-like places and had many of their rights taken away.
Canada sent over 31000 troops to the war.
They are sent to France
The 1st Canadian Division arrives in France from England and then moves to Belgium.
German soldiers released poison gas. Many soldiers breathed in the gas had their lungs burned and then drowned to death on the inside.
Canadians were involved in the Battle of Festubert in Festubert, France
Captain M.M. Bell-Irving won the first aerial battle by a Canadian when he shot down a German aircraft
Mobs destroyed many German-owned businesses in Calgary, Alberta. Also, that day Calgary fired all of the German employees working in the city.
Troops from the 2nd Canadian division took part in this battle.
The Germans took Mont Sorrel from the Canadian troops.
The 22nd battalion from Quebec, the 25th battalion from Nova Scotia and the 26th battalion from New Brunswick take over Courcelette and over 1000 prisoners.
Canadians captured Vimy Ridge 3578 soldiers were killed and nearly 7000 were injured during this battle.
Canada didn't join in the battle until October
Canadian soldiers advance through German defences
628 562 Canadians served in the world war and 60 661 were killed.