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World War 1 Remembered - Major General Griesbach - Citizen Soldier

January 13, 2015
Last Updated on: July 21, 2015

William (Billy) Antrobus Griesbach was a prime example of a citizen soldier – then and now.

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World War 1 Remembered - Gas Attack and the 19th Alberta Dragoons

April 11, 2015
Last Updated on: July 21, 2015

The Second Battle of Ypres raged from April 22 to May 25, 1915 and elements of the first Canadian contingent to go overseas were involved.

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World War 1 Remembered - Edmonton's 63rd and 66th Battalions

July 9, 2015
Last Updated on: July 21, 2015

In the summer of 1915, the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division was about to join the 1st Division in France to form the Canadian Corps.  A third division was already in the works.  New units were needed for the expanding Corps and replacements were needed by the units already fighting in the front lines.  Across Canada new infantry battalions were being authorized to meet those needs.  In Edmonton, two new battalions started recruiting – the 63rd and the 66th.

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War Art

September 14, 2012
Last Updated on: May 4, 2015

This painting was produced by well-known Loyal Edmonton Regiment war artist Pte Freeman Lewis during the Second World War. The painting depicts the Salso Valley, a decisive point in the Sicilian campaign in the summer of 1943.

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World War 1 Remembered - 49th Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion - 1917 Q3

July 5, 2017
Last Updated on: July 5, 2017


1917 – July to September


This was a relatively quiet period for the 49th Battalion. There were several tours in the front lines with perhaps the most significant being their participation, in a supporting role, in the Battle for Hill 70, 15-27 August.

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Our Quarrel with the Foe, Edmonton’s Soldiers 1914-1918

March 8, 2021
Last Updated on: March 8, 2021


By Ian Edwards


An important new book by our own Ian Edwards is now available. His book dives into the story of the Edmonton area Canadian Militia and its preparation to stop the aggression of the Central Powers of Europe. Follow the new Edmonton units as the officers and men came together as comrades within their own unique and cohesive battalions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, revealing their difficulties and successes mastering command and control, and adapting new tactical skills, weapons, uniforms and equipment.

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