The story of the original cross erected in the days after the assault on Vimy Ridge and how it came to Canada.
The Cross returns to France on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge.
Details of the ceremony on the occasion of its return to the Regimental Museum
The erection of a granite replica by the 15th Battalion Memorial Project team.
At the conclusion of the Vimy centenary year in April 2018, the cross was returned to Canada and back into the care of the Regiment’s museum in a ceremony at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on April 21st. With the Active Battalion on parade in Full Dress, the cross – carried by three Sergeants in period 15th Battalion uniforms – was escorted into the church by 15thBattalion CEF Memorial Project Chairman Brigadier General (ret) G Young OMM, MSM, CD and the Regimental Padre.
The church was filled to capacity with members of all branches of The Regimental Family, former serving members, veterans, many relatives of men whose names appear on the cross and the general public. Following the moving ceremony, the cross was returned once more to the Regimental museum where it remains on permanent display.