Benjamin Conlon was born on 22nd November 1888 in County Tyrone The 1901 census lists Benjamin as age 13 living with his brother's family at Ennish, Clananeese, Tyrone. Benjamin was still at school. Benjamin emigrated to Canada. Benjamin had been living for three years in Toronto before enlistment. He was working as a stable groom. He has spent a year with the 48th Highlanders. Benjamin Conlon enlisted in Niagara on 9th June 1915. He was single and named his next of kin as his sister, Mrs. George Wilson of 11 Smith Street, Risburn, Tyrone. Private Benjamin Conlon was serving with the 58th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action on 22nd September 1916, aged 28.
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.