VIMY – Thomas Kirby and the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Hello, and welcome to my official site! My name is David McColl and I am the author of an upcoming Canadian military historical novel about the exploits of Thomas Kirby, a young officer with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry serving with the Canadian Corps during World War One.

This novel is an attempt to bring to life the heroism and the horror of the trenches of World War One, and to tell the story of Canada’s trial by fire, and some would say its birth.

For the first time in the history of the British Empire, a Dominion had formed its own Corps rather than be dispersed through the divisions and brigades of Great Britain, and now a new first was beginning; the Canadian Corps would plan, and lead the assault on the impregnable heights of Vimy Ridge.



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