World War 1 Remembered - 218th (Edmonton Irish) Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion - 1917 Q3


1917 – July to September


The 218th Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion’s story began on February 23, 1916, and ended with their conversion to Canadian Railway Troops in January of 1917. The unit served through the remainder of the war as the 8th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops.

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World War 1 Remembered - 49th Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion - 1917 Q3


1917 – July to September


This was a relatively quiet period for the 49th Battalion. There were several tours in the front lines with perhaps the most significant being their participation, in a supporting role, in the Battle for Hill 70, 15-27 August.

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Remember Newsletter – 2017-3 The thirteenth in a series of quarterly newsletters recognizing 100th anniversary events of the First World War is now ready. We are continuing to highlight significant and/or interesting events, people, stories and artifacts from that war with an emphasis on Edmonton and the 49th Battalion. In this issue we highlight the 49th Battalion’s activities during the 3rd quarter of 1917 and the 218th Battalion’s conversion into the 8th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops. We also have articles on the Edmonton Regiment in England in the 3rd quarter of 1942, the 2nd Battalion Edmonton Regiment at home in Edmonton, and on current museum activities. To read or download this and earlier editions of the newsletter go to our website at lermuseum.org.
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