World War 1 Remembered - 49th Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion - 1918 Q1

1918 – January to March

Having suffered badly at the Second Battle of Passchendaele in the last quarter, the first quarter of 1918 was relatively quiet for the 49th Battalion.  There were two trips to the front in January and three in March, all with few casualties.  Most of February was spent in army and divisional reserve.  However, March 21 saw the beginning of the major German Spring Offensive.  For details, read the article in our latest newsletter at the link below.

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This is the fifteenth 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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