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. 

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Bundles for Bryce

    Right from the beginning citizens from the home front showed their support for the troops being sent to war.  The Women's Auxiliary knitted goods and soldier comforts destined for 101st Edmonton Fusiliers stationed at Valcartier, Quebec.

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