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Regimental Commanding Officers

October 16, 2019
Last Updated on: October 16, 2019


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: October 16, 2019


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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World War 2 Remembered - Loyal Edmonton Regiment - 1944 Q3

July 10, 2019
Last Updated on: October 16, 2019


1944 – July to September


The 3rd quarter of 1944 saw The Loyal Edmonton Regiment, along with the rest of the 1st Division, move back to the Adriatic front on the east side of the boot. Here the Canadian Corps would take part in the breaking of the Gothic Line and the advance north to Rimini and the Edmontons would earn five more battle honours.

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Regimental Commanding Officers

May 1, 2019
Last Updated on: May 1, 2019


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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World War 2 Remembered - Loyal Edmonton Regiment - 1944 Q2

May 1, 2019
Last Updated on: May 1, 2019


1944 – April to June


The 2nd quarter of 1944 saw The Loyal Edmonton Regiment, along with the rest of the 1st Division, leave the Adriatic front, with little regret, and move to the west side of Italy near Cassino. Here the Canadian Corps would take part in the breaking of the Gustav and Hitler Lines, opening the way to Rome.

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World War 2 Remembered - Loyal Edmonton Regiment - 1944 Q1

January 31, 2019
Last Updated on: January 31, 2019


1944 – January to March


The 1st quarter of 1944 saw the Adriatic front settled into static warfare. The two sides faced each other, peering over their barbed-wire entanglements, minefields, trip wires, shattered farmhouses and villas, and shell-pocked fields, sodden with the winter rains. Activity on both sides consisted of mortar and artillery fire and patrols, patrols, patrols. The Loyal Edmonton Regiment faced three months of hardship and casualties not unlike the trench warfare of the First World War, but without the trenches.

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World War 2 Remembered - The Loyal Edmonton Regiment - 1943 Q4

November 4, 2018
Last Updated on: January 31, 2019


1943 – October to December


The 4th quarter of 1943 saw The Loyal Edmonton Regiment continuing to fight its way up the eastern coast of Italy against stiff German opposition. They took part in major battles such as Colle D’Anchise, The Gully and Ortona.

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World War 1 Remembered - 49th Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion - 1919 Q1

January 31, 2019
Last Updated on: January 31, 2019


1919 – January to March


In this article we describe the 49th Battalion’s journey home to Edmonton and highlight some key statistics. We also look ahead a little at the changes to the infantry in Edmonton following the 1920 reorganization to the Non-Permanent Active Militia and how the 49th Battalion was to be remembered.

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World War 1 Remembered - 49th Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion - 1918 Q4

November 4, 2018
Last Updated on: January 31, 2019


1918 – October to December


In the final days of the war, Allied forces on the Western Front continue on the attack and making dramatic advances. The war ends with the 49th Battalion marching victoriously through the streets of Mons.

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World War 1 Remembered - 49th Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion - 1918 Q3

July 18, 2018
Last Updated on: July 18, 2018


1918 – July to September


July was a very quiet period for the 49th. However, August saw all the Allied forces on the Western Front on the attack and making dramatic advances. It was the start of Canada’s Hundred Days of the war.

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