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.
War Declared - Edmonton Troops Mobilize
Germany declared war on France on August 3, 1914. The next day the German Army marched through neutral Belgium as part of their plan to knock out France. In defence of Belgium, Britain declared war on Germany on August 4th. Canada was part of the British Empire and Britain's declaration of war meant that the rest of the empire was also at war. The popular sentiment amongst the dominant Anglo-Canadians of the times was that, “When Britain is at war Canada is at war.”, and that Canada would send troops to the assistance of the British forces. That was considered Canada’s duty and obligation.