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World War 1 Remembered - Edmonton's 63rd and 66th Battalions

In the summer of 1915, the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division was about to join the 1st Division in France to form the Canadian Corps.  A third division was already in the works.  New units were needed for the expanding Corps and replacements were needed by the units already fighting in the front lines.  Across Canada new infantry battalions were being authorized to meet those needs.  In Edmonton, two new battalions started recruiting – the 63rd and the 66th.

For more on this read the article in our latest newsletter at the link below.

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This is the fifth in a series of quarterly newsletters recognizing 100th anniversary events of the First World War as they occur over the next four years.  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 will also include 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 lermusm@telus.net.

 

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