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Paving stone

Paving stone

Object name: Paving stone
Artist: John A. Pearson

Maker:
  • Peter Lyall & Son Construction
  • Pritchard-Andrews Company (plates)
Date: 1925-1926
Material: Stone; brass
Dimensions: 60 x 60 cm
Catalogue no.: O-3355

The flagstones used in the Memorial Chamber were carefully collected from various battlefields in France and Belgium by the Canadian defence staff posted at Poperinghe in Flanders. Eight brass plates were inlaid with the names of the main battles in which Canadian forces participated: Ypres, Mount Sorrel, the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele, Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Valenciennes, and Mons.

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