Discover the stories and remember the lives of UCC
Old Boys who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.
The interactive timeline below provides a visual representation of our Old Boy fallen soldiers.
On August 04, 2014, The Canadian Press published the following First World War timeline, with key Canadian 1914 dates:
June 28, 1914:
Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo.
Aug. 4, 1914:
Britain goes to war against Germany, Canada is automatically included.
Aug. 22, 1914:
Canada passes the War Measures Act, giving the federal government the power to do anything deemed necessary “for the security, defence, peace, order and welfare of Canada.” It allows for the internment of enemy aliens. About 8,500 people were interned over the next four years.
Oct. 1, 1914:
First Canadian Division sails for Britain.
Nov. 1, 1914:
HMS Good Hope is sunk at the Battle of Coronel off the coast of Chile, taking four Canadian midshipmen down with her. They are the first Canadians killed in action.
If you would like to see the original Canadian Press Timeline please follow this link.