Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

October 20, 2006 09:48 ET

Media Advisory/DND: Interment Ceremony of Private Blake Williamson

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 20, 2006) - The interment ceremony of Private Blake Williamson of the 1st Royal Canadian Regiment, based in Petawawa, will be held Saturday October 21, 2006 at 2:15 p.m. at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa.

As per the request of the families, media may attend to view the ceremony, though no interviews will be given.

Pte Williamson and Sgt Darcy Tedford were killed when their unit was ambushed near the new Panjwayi development road, at approximately 3:10 pm (Afghanistan time), October 14, 2006.

NOTE TO THE EDITOR: Appropriate civilian attire for a formal funeral is advised. A media pool is in effect due to space limitations in the immediate area of the ceremonies. The National Press Gallery is coordinating the media pool and will share their material with all requesting agencies. Please contact Mr John Waterfield, (613) 992-6517 in advance of the ceremony to be part of the pool.

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