Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Region : Arras, Pas de Calais, France
Latitude : 50.37940
Lontitude : 2.77379
CWGC Link : 87900
The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted.

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Cookstown Casualties
No     Rank Name Service No Regiment / Service Date Of Death Grave Ref
1 Portrait Pte. Boyle, Louis 144825 Canadian Infantry 17/09/1916
2 Portrait Pte. Charles, Daniel 21318 Canadian Infantry 22/05/1915
3 Portrait Portrait Pte. Fleming, Samuel Alexander 552736 Canadian Infantry 09/04/1917 No Ref
4 Portrait Portrait Pte. Hogg, William 875269 Canadian Infantry 28/04/1917 No Ref.
5 Portrait Portrait Pte. Murphy, Harrison Moore 477620 Royal Canadian Regiment 16/09/1916
6 Portrait Portrait Pte. Watterson, Walter George 405715 Canadian Infantry 30/09/1916 No Ref.
Cemetery History
On the opening day of the Battle of Arras, 9 April 1917, the four divisions of the Canadian Corps, fighting side by side for the first time, scored a huge tactical victory in the capture of the 60 metre high Vimy Ridge.
After the war, the highest point of the ridge was chosen as the site of the great memorial to all Canadians who served their country in battle during the First World War, and particularly to the 60,000 who gave their lives in France.
It also bears the names of 11,000 Canadian servicemen who died in France - many of them in the fight for Vimy Ridge - who have no known grave.
The memorial was designed by W.S. Allward. It was unveiled by King Edward VIII on 26 July 1936.