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World War 1 Remembered - 49th Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion - 1915 Q4

1915 – October to December

Fourteen months after the start of the First World War, on October 9, 1915, the main body of the 49th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), with 30 officers and 890 other ranks, departed from Folkestone, England and arrived at Boulogne, France. Three days later they were 20 km behind the Ypres, Belgian, front lines.

For more on this read the article in our latest newsletter at the link below.

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This is the sixth 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 lermusm@telus.net.

For even more on the 49th Battalion look under the Regimental History tab on this site.

 

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