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Vimy Ridge Monument,
Frosty Hollow, N.B.

The monument site is a 15 minute walk west along the railroad tracks from where the old Westmorland Road crosses the railroad just east of the old Frosty Hollow Inn. An ATV trail (formerly a railway siding) runs parallel to the tracks and provides an easy walking surface.

VIMY RIDGE MONUMENT
1928

This monument was carved in 1928 by a CNR employee James O'Rourke as a memorial to the World War I Battle of Vimy Ridge and to the Canadians who fell in that battle. He is said to have used only a hammer and a railroad spike.

The monument has an artillery gun and maple leaves carved on it, and is inscribed "VIMY RIDGE, APRIL 9 1917" and the initials "JOR".

Nearby there is a signboard with information on the battle. The site is still maintained by local residents.

On the monument see

Collard, Eric Ed, "Restoring Tantramar Pride," Sackville Tribune-Post , 9 August 2000, p.17.

Duncan, Dave, "Father Remembers Vimy Ridge Monument," Sackville Tribune-Post , 30 August 2000 (letter).

Collard, Eric and Bill Hamilton, "Vimy Ridge Monument Should be Maintained," Sackville Tribune-Post , 15 November 2000 (letter).

Smith, Al, "Our Vimy Monument," The White Fence #70, November 2015, pp.6-7 .


On the significance of "Vimy Ridge," see

"Remembering The Battle Of Vimy Ridge," Sackville Tribune-Post , 4 November 1998, p.11.

Hamilton, Bill, "Remembering the Canadian Sacrifice: Significance of Vimy Ridge," Sackville Tribune-Post , 8 November 2000, p.5.

Canadian War Museum, The Battle of Vimy Ridge, 9-12 April 1917 .


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