Vimy Memorial


The Vimy Memorial stands on what was the German stronghold of Hill 145, the highest point on Vimy Ridge.

Vimy Ridge was taken by the four divisions of the Canadian Corps, fighting together for the first time, in April 1917.

The memorial bears the names of 11,000 Canadian servicemen who died in France during the First World War and have no known grave.


(James Arthur Ormerod, of the 3rd Bn, Central Ontario Regt, Canadian Infantry)