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and nights, displayed soldierly qualities and a gift
for leadership. Some idea of the severity of the
fighting may be gathered from the fact that the losses
among officers of General Seely's Brigade included,
Lieut. W. G. Tennant, Strathcona's Horse, killed;
Major D. D. Young, Royal Canadian Dragoons
Major J. A. Hesketh, Strathcona's Horse, Lieuts.
A. D. Cameron, D. C. McDonald, J. A. Sparkes,
Strathcona's Horse, Major C. Harding and Lieuts.
C. Brook and R. C. Everett, King Edward's Horse,
wounded. The casualties in other ranks, killed,
wounded, and missing, were also very heavy.
An inspiring feature of the fighting at this par-
ticular period was the dash, gallantry, and steadiness
of the regiments of horse which, to relieve the terrible
pressure of the moment, were called on to serve as
infantry, without any fighting experience, and flung
into the forefront of a desperate and bloody battle.
It is impossible to record all the acts of heroism
performed by officers and men, but the narrative
would be incomplete without a few of them.
Major Arthur Cecil Murray, M.P., of King
Edward's Horse, for instance, distinguished himself
by the determined and gallant manner in which he
led his squadron, held his ground, and worked at the
construction of a parapet under heavy machine gun
fire. The considerable advance made on the left of
the position was in a large measure due to his efforts.
Lieut. (now Captain) J. A. Critchley, of Stratheona's
Horse, armed with bombs, led his men in the assault
on an enemy machine gun redoubt with notable
spirit. Corporal W. Legge, of the Royal Canadian
Dragoons, went out on the night of May 25th and
located a German machine gun which had been