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oct 26, 1917 - Private Tommy Holmes He served with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles which fought, on the right flank, the flank was stopped by heavy machine gunfire from German concrete forts called pillboxes. Alone, Holmes took out two enemy machine gun crews with grenades, under heavy fire. He returned and hurled another grenade at the entrance of a third pillbox, prompting its nineteen occupants to surrender. Then he won a Victoria Cross for his achievement.

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Battle of passchendeale

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oct 26, 1917
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~ 104 years ago

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