Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

April 20, 2015 17:03 ET

CORRECTION FROM SOURCE/Media Advisory: Canadian Army Units to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of WWI

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 20, 2015) -

This document corrects and replaces the media advisory that was sent on April 20th at 8:00 am EST.

Media are invited to a commemoration ceremony of the first chemical warfare attacks in history by joining four Toronto-based units of the Canadian Army that fought in the Battle of St. Julien during WWI at a candlelight ceremonial service at Queen's Park in Toronto, ON, on April 24, 2015.

The 48th Highlanders (perpetuating the 15th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force), The Governor General's Horse Guards, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, and The Royal Regiment of Canada (all perpetuating the 3rd Battalion) will march from the Ontario Legislature to the 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Memorial at the north end of Queen's Park, led by the Pipes and Drums of the 48th Highlanders.

When: Friday, April 24, 2015, 8 p.m.
Where: The 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Memorial
Queen's Park Crescent and Queen's Park
Toronto, ON
What: A Candlelight ceremonial service with the Pipes and Drums of the 48th Highlanders of Canada to commemorate the Canadian Army regiments that fought at the Battle of St. Julien.

Notes to editor / news director:

Background information on the Second Battle of Ypres available at: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/first-world-war/canada/canada4

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