Regimental Commanding Officers


Lt. Col. Gilbert Howland, V.D.


Today’s Loyal Edmonton Regiment traces its lineage back to the formation of the 101st Regiment in 1908. Over time there have been many changes in name, organization and taskings. One interesting thread in all this change is who commanded the regiment. With this article we continue a series looking at those Commanding Officers. Howland was the third commanding officer of 1st Battalion, The Edmonton Regiment (1927-1930). His Canadian service record also includes the 101st Regiment (Edmonton Fusiliers), the 63rd Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion, the 113th (Lethbridge Highlanders) Battalion and,

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Our Quarrel with the Foe, Edmonton’s Soldiers 1914-1918


By Ian Edwards


An important new book by our own Ian Edwards is now available. His book dives into the story of the Edmonton area Canadian Militia and its preparation to stop the aggression of the Central Powers of Europe. Follow the new Edmonton units as the officers and men came together as comrades within their own unique and cohesive battalions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, revealing their difficulties and successes mastering command and control, and adapting new tactical skills, weapons, uniforms and equipment.

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