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Tuesday, January 13 2015
Last Updated on Saturday, April 11 2015

William (Billy) Antrobus Griesbach was a prime example of a citizen soldier – then and now. 

Tuesday, January 13 2015
Last Updated on Saturday, April 11 2015

The forth in a series of quarterly newsletters recognizing 100th anniversary events of the First World War is now ready.  We are continuing to highlight significant and/or interesting events, people, stories and artifacts from that war with an emphasis on Edmonton and the 49th Battalion. 

Monday, January 12 2015
Last Updated on Saturday, April 11 2015

1915 – January to March

Having just gone overseas with the 19th Alberta Dragoons Special Service Squadron in October 1914, Lieut. Colonel William (Billy) Griesbach arrived back in Edmonton on the morning of December 26 with orders from Ottawa to recruit and train a new battalion of infantry.

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