#100DaysofVimy – March 28th, 2017

Each Tuesday, we will feature a place in Canada (or international!) with a Vimy Ridge connection. Today we highlight:

“Vimy” the Foal

Over the last three months we have shared with you Places In Canada that boast a Vimy Ridge connection, many of which were renamed in the patriotic fervour that swept the nation following the victory in 1917. But it wasn’t just places and public buildings that were given the name of Vimy. On the frontline, the troops had long been dedicating trenches and landmarks after memories of their communities in Canada. The addition of animals, by way of pack-mules, horses and dogs created even more opportunity for creative names. In the 20th Battery, (featured in our March 7th post), a foal born atop the ridge was aptly named “Vimy”.

“Vimy” and its mother. The foal was born on the height from which it takes its name. (20th Bty., C.F.A.) July, 1917.
Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/PA-001690.

Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/PA-001616.
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