1916 – April to June
During the second quarter of 1916 the 49th Battalion fought in the Salient (bulge in the line) to the east of Ypres, Belgium. Together, with The Royal Canadian Regiment, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, and the 42nd Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada) from Montreal, they formed the 7th Canadian Infantry Brigade (CIB). Here they were under great pressure from the Germans who wanted to clear the salient and advance through Ypres. For more on this read the article in our latest newsletter at the link below.
This is the eighth in a series of quarterly newsletters recognizing 100th anniversary events of the First World War. 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 also includes 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.