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49th Battalion

1914 – 1918

The 49th Battalion (Edmonton Regiment) was authorized in November, 1914, and left for Britain in June, 1915. The battalion disembarked in France in October, 1915, and fought as part of the 7th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division in France and Flanders until the end of the war.

The battalion was sent home in March, 1919, and disbanded in September, 1920. It is perpetuated by The Loyal Edmonton Regiment (4th Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry).

Sources:
“49th Battalion (Edmonton Regiment), CEF”. Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/49th_Battalion_(Edmonton_Regiment),_CEF, accessed June 24/2020.
“History of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment: Alberta’s First & Oldest Infantry Regiment”. Loyal Edmonton Regiment Advisory Council, https://loyaleddies.com/our-history/summary/, accessed on June 24, 2020.

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