1915 – April to June In the second quarter of 1915 the 49th Battalion was still back in Edmonton completing rudimentary training and preparing to leave for overseas.
Shortly before leaving the battalion was presented with its King’s Colour and Regimental Colour in a ceremony at the golf links of Victoria Park on Monday, May 10. The 49th Bn, 1033 strong, departed Edmonton for England on Saturday May 29. On the way across Canada they picked up what was to become the Regimental Mascot. For more on this read the article in our latest newsletter at the link below.
This is the forth in a series of quarterly newsletters recognizing 100th anniversary events of the First World War as they occur over the next four years. We want to highlight significant and/or interesting events, people, stories and artifacts from that war with an emphasis on Edmonton and the 49th Battalion. The newsletter will also include articles related to 75th anniversary events of the Second World War and to more current events, including museum activities. Anyone wishing to be included on our email contact list to received copies of our newsletter should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For even more on the 49th Battalion look under the Regimental History tab on this site.