World War 2 Remembered - Loyal Edmonton Regiment - 1944 Q4

The Loyal Edmonton Regiment in Italy

1944 – October to December

At the end of September, 1944, we left The Loyal Edmonton Regiment resting near the summer resort of Cattolica, on the Adriatic coast of Italy, where they remained until the October 9.  On that day the 2nd Brigade started moving north to catch up with the rest of 1 Div. who were fighting their way into the Romagna.  Ahead would be a series of difficult battles fighting across river and canal obstacles for which the Edmontons would earn four more battle honours.  For more on this read the article in our latest newsletter at the link below.

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This is the twenty-second 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 Edmonton Regiment/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 stories to be told about some of its members, particularly as they relate to our newest series of articles 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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