World War 2 Remembered - Loyal Edmonton Regiment - 1944 Q2

The Loyal Edmonton Regiment in Italy

1944 – April to June

The 2nd quarter of 1944 saw The Loyal Edmonton Regiment, along with the rest of the 1st Division, leave the Adriatic front, with little regret, and move to the west side of Italy near Cassino.  Here the Canadian Corps would take part in the breaking of the Gustav and Hitler Lines, opening the way to Rome.  For more on this read the article in our latest newsletter at the link below.

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This is the twentieth in a series of quarterly newsletters originally recognizing 100th anniversary events of the First World War and 75th anniversary events of the Second World War.  Our emphasis has been on Edmonton’s 49th Battalion in the First World War and The Loyal Edmonton Regiment in the Second World War.  The story of the 49th Battalion came to an end in our 2019-1 edition. However, there are still some stories to be told about some of its members.  As a new feature in our newsletter, we will be outlining the lineage of The Loyal Edmonton Regiment with emphasis on all our commanding officers.  Anyone wishing to be included on our email contact list to received copies of our newsletter should email us at


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