St Julien Canadian Memorial at Vancouver Corner

Commemorating the 1st Canadian Division, the memorial is also known as “The Brooding Soldier” and its magnificence is clear to see standing at 11 metres high. Dedicated to the men who held their position against all odds after the German Army launched the first ever large scale gas attack. The battle started at 1700 hrs on the 22nd April and during the next few days heavy fighting resulted in some 2,000 casualties.