In Memory of a Great Uncle, a Vimy Veteran

| April 18, 2017

Tori, from Toronto, was pleased to present the photo of her great-uncle, John Ernest Leeson, while visiting the Juno Beach Centre. He participated at Vimy Ridge with the 18th battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force. The photo shows Mr. Leeson with his brothers-in-arms at a commemorative ceremony for the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1967.


Like Tori, many of the young visitors at the Juno Beach Centre have family ties to the First or Second World Wars and it is pleasure greet them as they make the pilgrimage from Vimy Ridge to Juno Beach.

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