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The Battle of Hong Kong Commemorative Ceremony 香港保衛戰紀念儀式 2019

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The Veteran’s Square & City of Markham Cenotaph

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Highway 7

Markham, Ontario L3P 3A7

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On October 27, 1941, a force of 1975 Canadian soldiers was sent to defend Hong Kong. The major units were from The Royal Rifles of Canada and the Winnipeg Grenadiers. They fought bravely alongside units of the British Garrison of Hong Kong, mainly from the 2/14 Punjab Regiment, 5/7 Rajput Regiment, 2nd Royal Scots Regiment, 1st Middlesex Regiment and Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps, later called the Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers); 294 Canadian soldiers died during the Battle of Hong Kong and subsequently 264 more died in prison camp.

They gave their lives to make possible the freedom that we enjoy, the democracy by which we govern ourselves, and the justice under which we live. We are grateful to remember those who have sacrificed for Hong Kong.

With Remembrance Day in November and to raise public awareness of the Pacific War history in World War II, Vision Youth and Hong Kong Global Network jointly present the Commemorative service and public forum on the Battle of Hong Kong.


We will have Canadian veterans who served in Hong Kong, veterans from the Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers), Hong Kong Ex-Servicemen and members from St. John Ambulance Chinese Fellowship joining the ceremony and saluting our veterans.

There will be a photo exhibition to show the faces of those who defended Hong Kong in 1941. These soldiers included British, Canadian, Chinese enlisted in the British forces, Indian, Gurkha and Singaporean.

為響應十一月退伍軍人節及推廣大眾對加拿大二次大戰太平洋戰爭歷史的認識,皇家香港軍團(義勇軍)協會(安省分會),香港退伍軍人聯會(安省分會),展望青年領袖培訓計劃及香江情懷將於十月二十七日上午十一時在萬錦市退伍軍人廣埸無名英雄紀念碑前聯合舉辦香港保衛戰紀念儀式。敬請各界關心的人仕出席加拿大國殤日活動。

Lest We Forget

Jointly organized by:

Vision Youth Leadership Program

Hong Kong Global Network

The Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) Ontario Association

The Hong Kong Ex-Servicemen’s Association (Ontario Branch)

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The Veteran’s Square & City of Markham Cenotaph

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Markham, Ontario L3P 3A7

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