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Regimental Commanding Officers - #4 - Edmonton Regiment

Lt. Col. Robert Henry Palmer

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 continue a series looking at those Commanding Officers.  Lt. Col. Palmer, who took over the 49th Battalion from Lt. Col. Griesbach in 1917, was appointed CO of the 1st Battalion of the newly formed Edmonton Regiment in 1920.  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 lermusm@telus.net.

 

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