Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI)

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI)

September 05, 2014 11:14 ET

Media Advisory: PPCLI Memorial Baton Arrives in Brantford, Ont.

BRANTFORD, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 5, 2014) - Media are invited to attend various ceremonies and activities to honour the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) in Brantford on Monday, 8 September.

Memorial Ceremony

When: Monday, September 8, 1 p.m.

Where: Mount Hope Cemetery, Brantford

What: A short memorial ceremony will be held to honour Captain Richard Leary, who died in Afghanistan in 2008.

Memorial Baton Relay

When: Start on Monday, September 8, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Mount Hope Cemetery

What: The PPCLI Memorial Baton will be carried to the Dundson Legion, 9 Toll Gate Rd, Brantford. A short ceremony will take place on arrival at the Capt Leary Memorial.


When: Monday, September 8, 2 p.m.

Where: Royal Canadian Legion, Dundson Branch, 9 Toll Gate Rd, Brantford

Why: Memorial dedication in honour of Capt Richard Leary, designed and funded by Canadian Heroes.

Centennial Display

When: Monday, September 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Royal Canadian Legion, Dundson Branch, 9 Toll Gate Rd, Brantford

What: The PPCLI Centennial Display will be open to the public until approximately 3:30 p.m. The displays highlight a century of service to Canada by showcasing military vehicles, weapons, equipment and uniforms worn by PPCLI soldiers from 1914 to modern day. A mobile museum will feature Regimental artifacts.

The PPCLI Memorial Baton Relay (MBR) is a team of soldiers running with a baton containing the names of 1,866 PPCLI members who have fallen in active service to Canada. The MBR team is running the symbolic route taken by the Originals as they marshaled for service in 1914 on the eve of the First World War. The Memorial Baton departed Edmonton on August 10, 2014, and is being relayed to Ottawa where it will arrive on September 18, 2014.

The MBR run route can be found at the following link:

Interviews: Soldiers will be available for interviews throughout the display period.

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