Life of a Soldier: W5
Catalogue Number: CTV713
Subject: Biography, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, History, Social Studies, Sports
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2017
Running Time: 9
Closed Captions: Yes
He was part of Canada's greatest victory on the battlefield and went on to become a legend in its greatest sport. In marking the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge, CTV's Rick Westhead looks at the dramatic life of hockey star and soldier Mervyn 'Red' Dutton.
Dutton was educated at St. John's College in Winnipeg but left school to join Princess Patricia's Light Infantry, enlisting in 1915. In April 1917, he took a shrapnel blast to the right leg that was so bad that doctors considered amputation. They delayed, and he recovered full use of his leg. Dutton went on to play professional hockey and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1958.
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