Lance Corporal Wallace Reid's Letter Home

Lance Corporal Wallace Reid's Letter Home

467224 Pte. Wallace Aubrey Reid joined the 63rd Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion (perpetuated by The Loyal Edmonton Regiment) on 9 September 1915 in Edmonton. He was transferred to the 10th Canadian Infantry Battalion in France on 8 June 1916 and was appointed Lance Corporal on 19 June 1916. Reid was wounded on 28 September 1916 and from his hospital bed he wrote home to his mother. His letter describes his experience in the battle in which he was wounded.

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This is the thirty-sixth 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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