Two Edmonton Originals in the 1885 Rebellion


Two Edmonton Originals in the 1885 Rebellion


The Edmonton area’s first experience of the army came during the North-West Rebellion of 1885 when the Alberta Field Force, tasked to put down the rebellion, came through the settlement. Two of the early residents, William Fielders and William West, joined Steele’s Scouts, the “eyes and ears” of the force, formed by Inspector Sam Steele of the NWMP. In the photo of three Canadians in South Africa during the Boar War, Fielders is in the front.

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Regimental Commanding Officers


Lt. Col. William Stillman, O.B.E., E.D.


Our series of articles on Regimental Commanding Officers continues with the sixth CO of the 1st Battalion, The Edmonton Regiment, Lt. Col. William Stillman, O.B.E., E.D. (1939-1940). He had served as an infantry officer during the First World War and, as Commanding Officer, took the 1st Battalion, The Edmonton Regiment, overseas in December 1939.

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