World War 1 Remembered - 218th (Edmonton Irish) Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion - 1917 Q3

The 218th Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion’s story began on February 23, 1916, and ended with their conversion to Canadian Railway Troops in January of 1917. The unit served through the remainder of the war as the 8th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops. For more on this transformation read the article in our latest newsletter at the link below.

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This is the thirteenth 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


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