World War 1 Remembered

1915 - July to September

49th Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion

In the third quarter of 1915 the 49th Battalion was now in England and had begun further training in preparation for deployment to the front lines.  There were still some doubts, however, that the battalion would stay intact and be deployed as a front line unit.

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World War 1 Remembered

1915 - July to September

Edmonton's 63rd and 66th Battalions

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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