British capture Beaumont-Hamel and St Pierre-Divion & many prisoners. Total for two days 5,157.
Have to make a map for Lt Col GA Borden, brother of Premier Borden of Canada. Lieut Gen. Sir Sam Hughes tenders his resignation and- it is accepted- No loss to us!!!
Sir Robert Borden – The 8th Prime Minister of Canada. He passed the War Measures Act turning his government into a Wartime administration in 1914. Borden promised half a million soldiers for the war but was not able to meet this demand with volunteers as people quickly realized that the war would not end quickly. Committed to sending the promised numbers of troops, he initiated the Military Service Act to conscript men into the army. This divided the country along ethnic lines, as French-Canadians did not support conscription, while English-Canadians did. Riots broke out in Quebec. Though only 125,000 men were ever conscripted and only 25,000 even made it to the front, Borden and the Conservatives lost a lot of support due to the crisis, particularly in Quebec.