World War 1 Remembered - 49th Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion - 1916 Q4

1916 – October to December

During the final quarter of 1916 the 49th Battalion continued to fight in the final stages of the Battle of the Somme.  Most significant was the battalion’s part in the Battle of the Ancre Heights (Regina Trench system) followed by its move to the Vimy Ridge sector.  For more on this read the article in our latest newsletter at the link below.

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This is the tenth in a series of quarterly newsletters recognizing 100th anniversary events of the First World War.  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 also includes 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

For even more on the 49th Battalion look under the Regimental History tab on this site.   


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