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Valour Place

May 3, 2011
Last Updated on: March 15, 2016

The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum proudly supports Valour Place, a temporary home away from home for injured soldiers, veterans and their families while in Edmonton for medical treatment and rehabilitation.

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Remains of First World War Soldier Identified

February 24, 2011
Last Updated on: March 15, 2016

A century after he was killed in action the remains of a First World War soldier have been identified.

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War Declared - Edmonton Troops Mobilize

July 30, 2014
Last Updated on: July 21, 2015

Germany declared war on France on August 3, 1914. The next day the German Army marched through neutral Belgium as part of their plan to knock out France. In defence of Belgium, Britain declared war on Germany on August 4th.

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WW1 - Edmonton's Second Contingent

October 16, 2014
Last Updated on: July 21, 2015

On October 7, 1914, four days after the 1st Canadian Division had left Canada for England, orders were sent from Ottawa to regional divisions and military districts across Canada for the mobilization of a Second Contingent of 20,000 soldiers.

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Tall Tales

August 31, 2012
Last Updated on: July 21, 2015

Legend has it this infamous "War Stories Helmet" was passed around by veterans at mess dinners and reunions whereupon the wearer of the helmet would be required to share a story of dubious credibility.

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AMA Recognition

December 13, 2013
Last Updated on: July 21, 2015

The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum is proud to announce it has been fully accredited by the Alberta Museums Association’s Recognized Museum Program.

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World War 1 Remembered - Major General Griesbach - Citizen Soldier

January 13, 2015
Last Updated on: July 21, 2015

William (Billy) Antrobus Griesbach was a prime example of a citizen soldier – then and now.

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World War 1 Remembered - Gas Attack and the 19th Alberta Dragoons

April 11, 2015
Last Updated on: July 21, 2015

The Second Battle of Ypres raged from April 22 to May 25, 1915 and elements of the first Canadian contingent to go overseas were involved.

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

July 9, 2015
Last Updated on: July 21, 2015

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.

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War Art

September 14, 2012
Last Updated on: May 4, 2015

This painting was produced by well-known Loyal Edmonton Regiment war artist Pte Freeman Lewis during the Second World War. The painting depicts the Salso Valley, a decisive point in the Sicilian campaign in the summer of 1943.

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