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Michael James O’Rourke V.C.,M.M. (1878-1957)

Born in Limerick, Michael James O’Rourke immigrated to Canada prior to World War I and he served in the Royal Munster Fusiliers and the Canadian Militia. During a bitter 10-day struggle, from Aug. 15-25, 1917, the Canadian Corps overran Hill 70, a treeless hillock on the north side of the French mining centre of Lens. […]