World War 1 Remembered - 49th Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion - 1916 Q4


1916 – October to December

During the final quarter of 1916 the 49th Battalion continued to fight in the final stages of the Battle of the Somme. Most significant was the battalion’s part in the Battle of the Ancre Heights (Regina Trench system) followed by its move to the Vimy Ridge sector.

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World War 1 Remembered - 196th (Western Universities) Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion - 1916 Q4


1916 – October to December

The 196th Battalion was the only Canadian infantry battalion in the Canadian Expeditionary Force raised by universities and largely composed of university staff and students. The universities involved were from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. The University of Alberta’s President, Henry Marshall Tory, played a significant part in the initial planning and recruiting for the battalion, particularly the U of A’s contribution to it.

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100yrs ago today; Private John Chipman Kerr earns 49th Battalion's first Victoria Cross lermuseum.org #YEG #WW1 #Edmonton
100 years ago today Pte. John Chipman (Chip) Kerr, from B Company, 49th Bn, was awarded the Victoria Cross #Yeg
The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum is located in the Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre, the building where the regiment was based...
100 years ago today - Germans occupy Bucharest, Romania
100 years ago today Dec 5 - 7 – Herbert Henry Asquith replaces by David Lloyd George as British Prime Minister
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Assn Dinner 1800, Oct 15, Jefferson Armoury. Tix on sale Sept 1, $40 from kit shop or 780-421-9943, info@lermuseum.org buy in advance only!
Assn Dinner 1800, Oct 15, Jefferson Armoury. Tix on sale Sept 1, $40 from kit shop or 780-421-9943, info@lermuseum.org buy in advance only!
Assn Dinner 1800, Oct 15, Jefferson Armoury. Tix on sale Sept 1, $40 from kit shop or 780-421-9943, info@lermuseum.org buy in advance only!

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