Byng, Julian Hedworth George, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy

Byng, Julian Hedworth George, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy

Byng, Julian Hedworth George, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy (vĭmˈē, vēmēˈ), 1862–1935, British general. He served in India and South Africa and had several commands in World War I. In Apr., 1917, Canadian troops under his command took Vimy Ridge, in N France. For his distinguished services he was made a baron and, in 1926, a viscount. He was governor-general of Canada from 1921 to 1926.
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