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Webmatters : 3rd Canadian Division memorial at Thélus
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3rd Canadian Division


Not the easiest of memorials to find because (for whatever reason) it is not sign posted.

From the visitors’ centre at the Canadian Memorial Park turn towards the Canadian Memorial and then turn right at the junction travelling in to the forest. After about a kilometre you will see a rough pathway into the forest on your left. If you come to the right-angled bend to the left, you have gone too far.

The cross is about eighty metres or so into the wood — it can be muddy.

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The 3rd Canadian Division cross at Vimy


The cross is situated on the site of the former Folie Farm which was one of the objectives of the 3rd Canadian Division on the 9th April 1917.

3rd Canadian Division advance

The attack by the 3rd Canadian Division

The Cross

It carries the following inscription :

3rd Canadian Division
To the glory of God and in everlasting memory of our gallant
comrades who gave their lives in the defence of the line
from October 23rd 1916 to February 15th 1917 and in the
attack and capture of Vimy Ridge on April 9th 1917 and in
the subsequent operations