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Regimental Commanding Officers

May 20, 2021
Last Updated on: May 23, 2021


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, finally, the 38th (Ottawa) Battalion with whom he fought at Vimy Ridge.

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Regimental Commanding Officers

March 4, 2021
Last Updated on: May 20, 2021


Colonel Louis Scott, O.B.E., D.S.O., E.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. Scott’s military career started in 1914 when he joined the Edmonton company of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Remember 14-1) as a private. He ended World War One with the rank of major and a Distinguished Conduct Medal. Major Scott went straight into the 1st Battalion, The Edmonton Regiment, eventually commanding that battalion.

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Captain Mooney, MC, of the YFF and 49th Battalion

November 5, 2020
Last Updated on: March 8, 2021


Captain Isaac John Mooney, MC


In an article submitted by Tim Popp, he tells the story of Captain Isaac John Mooney, MC, and his link to the Yukon Field Force and the 49th Battalion

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Regimental Commanding Officers

November 5, 2020
Last Updated on: March 4, 2021


Lt. Col. George Waters MacLeod, DSO


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. MacLeod was never a CO of a unit in our lineage, but his service and gallantry was so remarkable that regimental historian G.R. Stevens included MacLeod in the section on Biographical Details of Commanding Officers, 49th Battalion C.E.F., in his 1964 history of The Loyal Edmonton Regiment, A City Goes to War.

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World War 2 Remembered - Loyal Edmonton Regiment - 1945 Q3

July 30, 2020
Last Updated on: November 5, 2020


1945 – July to September


At the beginning of July 1945, The Loyal Edmonton Regiment, Canadian Active Service Force, was stationed in Bilthoven, Holland, a village between Utrecht and Amersfoort. The war in Europe had been over for almost two months and the battalion had been stripped of all their weapons and most of their transport. Everyone was ready to go home, but it would still be a three month wait.

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Regimental Commanding Officers

October 16, 2019
Last Updated on: November 5, 2020


Lt. Col. Frank Alfred Osborne


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 which will look at those Commanding Officers, starting with those of the 101st Regiment.

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Regimental Commanding Officers

July 10, 2019
Last Updated on: November 5, 2020


Lt. Col. William Frederick Wallace Carstairs


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 which will look at those Commanding Officers, starting with those of the 101st Regiment.

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Regimental Commanding Officers

May 1, 2019
Last Updated on: November 5, 2020


Lt. Col. Elihu Burritt Edwards


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 start a series which will look at those Commanding Officers, starting with Lt. Col. Edwards, first CO of the 101st Regiment.

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Regimental Commanding Officers

February 2, 2020
Last Updated on: November 5, 2020


Lt. Col. Robert Henry Palmer


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. Lt. Col. Palmer, who took over the 49th Battalion from Lt. Col. Griesbach in 1917, was appointed CO of the 1st Battalion of the newly formed Edmonton Regiment in 1920.

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Regimental Commanding Officers

August 1, 2020
Last Updated on: November 5, 2020


Colonel Charles Yardley Weaver


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. While he did not in fact command a battalion of the regiment, his extensive military service, particularly with the 49th Battalion where he was acting CO many times, warrants his mention here.

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