Who was that Subaltern?

Who was that Subaltern?

Bob Robinson, a member of our regiment 1958 – 1964, found a 860 mm wide platoon picture in an antique store. It was labelled by the photographer as 10th Platoon, 49th Battalion “C” Coy March 3. Robinson purchased the picture and donated it to our museum. There was, however, no list of names of those in the photo. The challenge was to at least identify the platoon commander seated in the front row. Read how that was done and something of that officer’s history.

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This is the thirty-fifth in a series of quarterly newsletters originally recognizing 100th anniversary events of the First World War, with emphasis on Edmonton’s 49th Battalion, and 75th anniversary events of the Second World War, with emphasis on The Edmonton Regiment/The Loyal Edmonton Regiment.  These stories came to an end with our 2019-1 and 2020-3 editions respectively. 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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