1916 – July to September
During the summer of 1916 the 49th Battalion continued to fight in the Ypres sector of the front lines. In September the 3rd Canadian Division moved to the Flers-Courcelette sector in France and became part of the Battle of the Somme, a costly battle intended to relieve pressure on the French defenders of Verdun. For more on this read the article in our latest newsletter at the link below.
This is the ninth 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.