Regimental Commanding Officers - 101st Regt - 1

Lt. Col. Elihu Burritt Edwards

Today’s Loyal Edmonton Regiment traces its lineage back to the formation of the 101st Regiment in 1908.  Over time there have been many changes in name, organization and taskings.  One interesting thread in all this change is who commanded the regiment.  With this article we start a series which will look at those Commanding Officers, starting with Lt. Col. Edwards, first CO of the 101st Regiment.  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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