World War 1 Remembered - 49th Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion - 1917 Q1


1917 – January to March

During the first quarter of 1917 the 49th Battalion was in the Vimy Ridge sector. January saw two tours in the front lines while February was highlighted by the departure of Lt.-Col. Greisbach and the start of preparations for the epic Battle of Vimy Ridge.

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World War 1 Remembered - 202nd (Sportsmen's) Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion - 1917 Q1


1917 – January to March

Mobilization of the 202nd Battalion was authorized on February 4, 1916. However, it wasn’t until eleven months later that the 202nd Battalion was finally ready to go to France and fight as Alberta’s fifth battalion of infantry and the second battalion primarily from the Edmonton area to be deployed as a unit. Heavy Canadian casualties and a dearth of recruits in 1917 cancelled that plan.

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