Canada Remembers
03/26/2017 at 19:05. Facebook
We remember Private Roderick Bannatyne who died on April 9, 1917 at the age of 20. #Vimy100

Born on January 11, 1897, Roderick Bannatyne enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. He was serving with the 78th Battalion during the Battle of Vimy Ridge when he sadly lost his life on April 9, 1917. Private Bannatyne is commemorated on the Canadian National Vimy...
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03/26/2017 at 14:15. Facebook
Private John Pattison earned the Victoria Cross for his brave actions during the Battle of Vimy Ridge #Vimy100

John Pattison was born in England in 1875 and immigrated to Canada in 1906. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1916 at the age of 40 and served in the 50th Battalion. He earned the Victoria Cross for his great bravery on April 10, 1917 – the second day of the Battle...
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03/25/2017 at 21:05. Facebook
#DYK Canadian soldiers carved interesting graffiti into the stone walls of tunnels and dugouts near Vimy Ridge? #Vimy100

Bored Canadian soldiers with time to spare often took the opportunity to “make their mark” during the First World War. The troops spending time in the underground tunnels and dugouts near Vimy Ridge in the lead up to the great battle there in April 1917 carved graffiti...
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03/25/2017 at 18:28. Facebook
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03/25/2017 at 17:15. Facebook
March 24-25, 1944 – Canadian Second World War prisoners of war participated in the “Great Escape” at the Stalag-Luft III camp #RememberThem

Thousands of Canadian servicemen were taken prisoner by the Germans during the Second World War. They typically were interned in prisoner of war camps where conditions were Spartan but relatively tolerable. Some POWs, however, felt they had a duty to try...
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03/25/2017 at 14:44. Facebook
Canada Remembers
03/25/2017 at 13:45. Facebook
We remember Private Thomas Hunter Fyfe who died on April 9, 1917, at the age of 26. #Vimy100

Born on July 16, 1890, Thomas Hunter Fyfe enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. He was serving with the 78th Battalion during the Battle of Vimy Ridge when he lost his life on April 9, 1917. Private Fyfe is commemorated on the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in...
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Canada Remembers
03/25/2017 at 12:28. Facebook
The remains of a First World War soldier found in France have been identified as Sergeant James Alexander Milne, a member of the 10th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Another set of Canadian remains found close by remain unidentified at this time. We pay tribute to these brave Canadians who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom so many years ago. #Canada150 #RememberThem [ Ow.ly...
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Canada Remembers
03/24/2017 at 19:16. Facebook
We remember George M. Court who bravely served in uniform during the Second World War #RememberThem

George M. Court served in the Canadian Army during the Second World War, enlisting in Edmonton, Alberta in June 1941 at the age of 19. He soon shipped out to Britain where he trained and performed coastal defence duties for a year and a half. The Royal Canadian Dragoons soldier took part in the...
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Canada Remembers
03/24/2017 at 16:16. Facebook
Find a Vimy event or ceremony near you with the Veterans Matter mobile app. #Vimy100

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Canada Remembers
03/24/2017 at 13:30. Facebook
March 27, 1918 – Lieutenant Alan McLeod of Manitoba earned the Victoria Cross for his courage during the First World War #FactFriday

Manitoba’s Lieutenant Alan McLeod earned the Victoria Cross – the highest award for bravery a Canadian can receive – during the First World War. The 18-year-old pilot with the Royal Flying Corps earned this prestigious medal when his plane was badly damaged in...
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03/23/2017 at 22:43. Facebook
We remember Private Percival Moore who died on April 9, 1917, at the age of 19. #Vimy100

Born on June 21, 1897, Percival Moore enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. He was serving with the 38th Battalion during the Battle of Vimy Ridge when he lost his life on April 9, 1917. Private Moore is buried in Canadian Cemetery No.2 in France. His service and...
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03/23/2017 at 19:15. Facebook
The Newfoundland Regiment didn’t fight at Vimy Ridge but saw action nearby in the larger Battle of Arras in April 1917 #Vimy100

Newfoundland was not yet a part of Canada at the time of the First World War, but thousands of brave soldiers from that dominion also served in the conflict. Newfoundlanders did not take part in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, but did see heavy action nearby during the...
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03/23/2017 at 16:15. Facebook
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, commemorative events will be held at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France and the National War Memorial in Ottawa. #Vimy100

We are also working closely with provincial and territorial governments to organize events across Canada.

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Canada Remembers
03/23/2017 at 10:28. Facebook
On April 9, we’re commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge with free admission to the Museum and a variety of special exhibitions and programs.

See the new exhibitions, take a tour of the Museum with a special focus on Vimy and its legacy or watch an interactive play-by-play of this iconic event, featuring model soldiers and a detailed reproduction of the...
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We remember Private Angus Peter Murchison who died on April 9, 1917, at the age of 21. #Vimy100

Born on February 6, 1894, Angus Peter Murchison enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. He was serving with the 78th Battalion during the Battle of Vimy Ridge when he lost his life on April 9, 1917. Private Murchison is commemorated on the Canadian National Vimy...
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Captured German soldiers were often pressed into service as stretcher bearers during the Battle of Vimy Ridge #Vimy100

The stunning success of the Canadian attack at Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917, resulted in large numbers of German prisoners being captured during the fighting. These new prisoners of war were generally hustled off to the rear of the Allied lines to be secured under guard. Many...
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The Canadian National Vimy Memorial welcomes approximately 700,000 visitors each year. It is one of only two National Historic Sites located outside of Canada #Vimy100

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We are now 20 days away from the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Will you be taking part in any commemorative activities? Find a remembrance event near you with our calendar of events.

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#DYK 20 symbolic figures adorn the Canadian National Vimy Memorial? Learn more about the statue of “Honour.” #Vimy100

The design of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial is rich with many symbolic details. It incorporates 20 large sculpted allegorical figures that represent a variety of values and concepts which Canadians have long held dear. Pictured is the original plaster model for the...
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