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 1918 timeframe additional battle honours Hindenberg 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.
See Arras and Canal du Nord, 1918 on the Canadian War Museum site for more information.