Compared to what the landscape became during the battle it is now peaceful as sheep safely graze.
There are 11,000 names engraved on the memorial. They represent Canadian soldiers who died in France during World War I and whose remains were never recovered. One of the names is Lance Corporal Robert Alexander Hood (1895 - 1917), a distant cousin of mine. He died on April 12, in 1917 during the final days of the battle of Vimy Ridge.