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

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


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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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

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


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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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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World War 2 Remembered - Loyal Edmonton Regiment - 1945 Q2

June 30, 2020
Last Updated on: July 30, 2020


1945 – April to June


In April on 1945, the 1st Canadian Corps had joined the First Canadian Army in North-West Europe. It was responsible for the liberation of the area north of the Maas River in western Netherlands. The 1st Canadian Division, including the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade (The Loyal Edmonton Regiment, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and Seaforth Highlanders of Canada) now became part of the advance westward. For the Loyal Edmontons, this would be the start of the last month of fighting the Germans.

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World War 2 Remembered - Loyal Edmonton Regiment - 1945 Q1

February 2, 2020
Last Updated on: June 30, 2020


1945 – January to March


At the end of December, 1944, The Loyal Edmonton Regiment was resting near the town of Russi, near the Senio River in northern Italy. They were not that far from the battle and were on notice to move should a German counter-attack and attempted breakthrough occur. January would see the start of the final two months of fighting in Italy for the regiment. By the end of March, they, along with the rest of the Canadians in Italy, will have joined the First Canadian Army in North-West Europe.

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