Arras 1917, 18

This campaign battle honour was awarded for active service in the vicinity of Arras, France in 1917 and again in 1918. The battle honour specifically covers actions conducted between 9 April to 4 May 1917 and 26 August to 3 September 1918. During the 1917 timeframe the 15thBn was additionally awarded battle honours Vimy and Arleux. During the 1918 timeframe additional battle honours Hindenburg Line and Drocourt-Queant were awarded. It is significant to note that action at the Crow’s Nest outside Hendecourt on 1 September 1918 is included in this campaign battle honour. The 48th Highlanders of Canada selected Vimy and Drocourt-Queant for emblazing on the Regimental Colour.

 

 The Grand Place (Square) in Arras February 1919

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Aerial view of Arras 1919 – Grand Place and Place de Ville areCentre. Train station top right.