Lieutenant Colonel Arnold Kemball
54th (Kootenay) Battalion
Vimy Ridge. 1 March 1917. Against his objections over the attack plan, Lt. Col. A.H.G. Kemball leads a night raid on German positions amidst gas, shells, bullets, and barbed wire.
Two days later, both sides agreed to a temporary armistice to allow the return of the dead from no man’s land. A party of German soldiers carried Colonel Kemball’s body to the 54th Battalion for proper burial.