Vimy Ridge: Instructions for the Offensive

SECRET Copy No. 4 18TH CANADIAN INFANTRY BATTALION   INSTRUCTION FOR THE OFFENSIVE Ref:        Roclincourt 1/10000. Thelus N.W. and Thelus N.E. 1/5000. Tables “A” XXXXX”. Barrage Map. S.S. 135. INFORMATION. The Canadian Corp will take the VIMY RIDGE in conjunction with operations on other portions of the front. The 19th Canadian Battalion is attacking on our…

Battle of Courcelette: Communications Record for September 15, 1916

Introduction The record below is a transcription of the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade’s appendices numbered 80 to 150. The appendices records the communications between the various units involved in the battle for Courcelette and relates to the units in the 4th C.I.B. as well as peripheral units attached or adjacent to the Brigade during the…

A Letter From a Soldier Who Served During the Vimy Attack: Graphic Description of Vimy Ridge

A letter from Lieutenant Stuart Cameron Kirkland published in the Aylmer Express, May 24,1917 and edited for clarity:   GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF VIMY RIDGE Some of the Sights Encountered Lieut. Stuart C. Kirkland, who is now in England recovering from a wound in his arm received at the battle of Vimy Ridge, writes the following…