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Julian Hedworth George Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy

Byng, Julian Hedworth George, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy (vĭmˈē, vēmēˈ) [key], 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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