World War 1 Remembered

1915 - April to June

49th Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion

In the second quarter of 1915 the 49th Battalion was still back in Edmonton completing rudimentary training and preparing to leave for overseas.  Shortly before leaving the battalion was presented with its King’s Colour and Regimental Colour in a ceremony at the golf links of Victoria Park on Monday, May 10.  The 49th Bn, 1033 strong, departed Edmonton for England on Saturday May 29. On the way across Canada they picked up what was to become the Regimental Mascot.

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World War 1 Remembered

1915 - April to June

Gas Attack and the 19th Alberta Dragoons

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. Edmonton area’s 19th Alberta Dragoons Special Service Squadron (19AD) was there when, on April 22, the Allies came under chlorine gas attack.

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