IF YE BREAK FAITH: 100 years later, a Belgian city says thanks to Canada again

Gen. Arthur Currie and other Canadians in the Grand Place in Mons Nov. 11, 1918. (Library and Archives Canada)


MONS, Belgium – From the Canadian flags to the prominent plaque in the main square celebrating the city’s armistice day liberation 100 years ago, it’s easy to see the city has a soft spot for Canada.

And for Stratford native Kenneth Malcolmson and London’s 1st Hussars, the feeling is mutual.


Canadian Armed forces bugler Cpl. Ross Bligh stands beneath the cross of sacrifice at St. Symphorien Military Cemetery outside Mons, Belgium. It is where the last Commonwealth casualty of the war, Canadian George Price, is buried. (Jennifer Bieman/The London Free Press)