Benjamin Conlon was the youngest son of John and Elizabeth Conlon. He was born on 15th November 1887. He was the youngest of at least eight children, all born in the Dungannon area. Benjamin emigrated to Canada about 1912. He worked as a stable groom. Benjamin Conlon enlisted in Niagara on 9th June 1915. Private Benjamin Conlon was serving with the 58th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action at Courcelette in the Battle of Flers on 22nd September 1916.
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.