Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth:
24/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Mervyn Ross Givan was the youngest son of the John Givan and Araminta Reid Givan (nee Ross). Mervyn was born in Ballygawley on 25 December 1887. Mervyn Givan was 25 years old when he enlisted in Valcartier, Quebec, Canada on the 24th September 1914. He was married to Mildred Givan and working as a printer. Private Mervyn Ross Givan was serving with Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) when he was killed in action in France on 24 May 1915.
The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted.