Sunday, April 9, 2017

Remembering a Moose Jaw Vimy hero

Pte. William Johnstone Milne, a Victoria Cross recipient who died at Vimy Ridge 100 years ago, formally recognized in Moose Jaw with a plaque, flag pole

Lisa Goudy/Times-Herald

Chief Warrant Officer Michel Blain (left) and Fire Chief
Rod Montgomery (right) salute during a ceremony to
honour Pte. William Johnstone Milne of Moose Jaw
with exterior signage at William Milne Place in
conjunction with the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge.

By Lisa Goudy

On April 9, 1917 at 5:30 a.m., in sleet and snow, more than 15,000 Canadian soldiers advanced in the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Among them was Moose Jaw’s William Johnstone Milne.

Over the weekend, the youth advisory committee organized a dedication service at William Milne Place, 136 Fairford St. W. to commemorate a plaque in Milne’s honour, which also coincided with the 100thanniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

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