Regimental Commanding Officers - #6

Lt. Col. George Waters MacLeod, DSO

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.  MacLeod was never a CO of a unit in our lineage, but his service and gallantry was so remarkable that regimental historian G.R. Stevens included MacLeod in the section on Biographical Details of Commanding Officers, 49th Battalion C.E.F., in his 1964 history of The Loyal Edmonton Regiment, A City Goes to War.  For more on this read the article in our latest newsletter at the link below.

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This is the twenty-sixth 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. The story of the The Loyal Edmonton Regiment in the Second World War came to an end with our last edition (2020-3).  However, there are still many stories to be told about our regiment, past and present, including our newest series of articles on our regimental commanding officers.  We will also be expanding our focus on the museum itself with articles related to more current events and with stories about some of the interesting artefacts and archival materials in our collection.

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