World War 2 Remembered - Loyal Edmonton Regiment - 1945 Q1

The Loyal Edmonton Regiment in Italy and NW Europe

1945 – January to March

At the end of December, 1944, The Loyal Edmonton Regiment was resting near the town of Russi, near the Senio River in northern Italy.  They were not that far from the battle and were on notice to move should a German counter-attack and attempted breakthrough occur.  January would see the start of the final two months of fighting in Italy for the regiment.  By the end of March, they, along with the rest of the Canadians in Italy, will have joined the First Canadian Army in North-West Europe.  For more on this read the article in our latest newsletter at the link below.

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This is the twenty-third 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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