The 7th Annual Vimy Lecture
on: Sunday, April, 09, 2017 at 11:00:AM
at: St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 29596 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
Of the 600 Elgin men present at the battle one played a role that has become part of our community’s history and lore. Lance-Sergeant Ellis Sifton, a Wallacetown native, on April 9th, the first day of the battle, single-handedly eliminated a German machine gun emplacement at the cost of his own life. He was posthumously awarded a Victoria Cross, one of four presented to Canadians for actions during the battle.