WWI Timeline American History

Alivia Taggart's timeline for her American History project.

Events

John McCrae's birth

November 30, 1872

Born in Ontario, Canada

John Joined the Highfield Cadet Corps

1886

Was 14 years old

Militia Field Battery

1889

was 17 years old

Bachelor of Medicine

1898

John Receives his BM from University of Toronto Medical School

World War One Begins

01/08/1914

Canada joins the war

04/08/1914

CEF lands at Plymouth

10/14/1914

The Canadian Expeditionary Force of 32,000 men lands at Plymouth, England, to prepare for fighting at the Front.

Lieutenant Alexis Helmer is killed

April 1915

Buried in makeshift grave, Death was witnessed by McCrae, left McCrae traumatized. the meaning behind "Flander's Fields"

John McCrae is hospitalized

1917

United States enters the World War

04/06/1917

United States comes out of neutrality and declares war on Germany, thus entering the First World War.

John McCrae's Death

January 28, 1918

Died from Asthma

World War One Ends

11/11/1918

Armistice day as fighting ceases at 11am