18th Battalion Facebook member, Ed Wilson, forwarded these three photographs of re-enactors dressed as 18th Battalion soldiers visiting the Vimy Ridge battlefield. Specifically, the photographs of the soldier standing in the field is located in the approximate location of the 18th Battalion’s position before the attack on their objectives at Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917.
With thanks to Ed Wilson and the others of his party for bringing a proud part of Canada’s military heritage to life.
Series of three photographs from 18th Battalion Facebook Group Member Ed Wilson . Location and date of this photo unknown.
Series of three photographs from 18th Battalion Facebook Group Member Ed Wilson of a re-enactor dressed as a private solder of the 18th Battalion CEF. Note the shoulder flash on his lef shoulder. The blue rectangle denotes a soldier as a member of the 2nd Canadian Division. The round green patch denotes this soldier as a member of the 18th Battalion. The picture represents the location that the Battalion was located on April 9, 1917 for the attack on Vimy Ridge. The 18th Battalion did not fight on the ridge proper but was on the right flank near Zivy Crater and the village of Thelus. A road, or what once was a road, ran roughly east-west and acted as a battalion boundary.
Series of three photographs from 18th Battalion Facebook Group Member Ed Wilson . The re-enactor is dressed as a member of the 18th Battalion and is standing in the approximate location of the Battalion’s battle position on that day, April 9, 1917, in which the Canadian Corps attacked Vimy Ridge.