Chelsea Remembrance 2011
Each year, at the invitation of the Gatineau Valley Historical Society, The Royal Canadian Regiment sends a contingent to the participate in the Rembrance Day ceremony at the Chelsea Pioneer Cemetery and Cenotaph, where Private Richard Rowland Thompson is buried. Private Thompson of the 2nd Special Service Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, was awarded the Queen's Scarf in 1900 by Queen Victoria for courage in action during the South African War. He died in 1908 and was buried in this Pioneer Cemetery in Chelsea. In addition to the contingent from Mike Company of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment , contingents from Canadian Forces Health Services Group and Canadian Forces Health Centrre participated.
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