The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum is located in the Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre, the building where the regiment was based from 1920 to 1965. The building is shared with the City of Edmonton Archives and the Telephone Historical Centre.
WW 1 – Edmonton’s Second Contingent
On October 7, 1914, four days after the 1st Canadian Division had left Canada for England, orders were sent from Ottawa to regional divisions and military districts across Canada for the mobilization of a Second Contingent of 20,000 soldiers. Edmonton and area contributed to that contingent by recruiting for Alberta’s 31st Battalion, C Squadron of the 3rd Regiment of the Canadian Mounted Rifles and, strangely enough, Montreal’s 23rd Battalion.