Regimental Commanding Officers

Lt. Col. Elihu Burritt Edwards

Today’s Loyal Edmonton Regiment traces its lineage back to the formation of the 101st Regiment in 1908. Over time there have been many changes in name, organization and taskings. One interesting thread in all this change is who commanded the regiment. With this article we start a series which will look at those Commanding Officers, starting with Lt. Col. Edwards, first CO of the 101st Regiment.

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World War 2 Remembered - Loyal Edmonton Regiment - 1944 Q2

1944 – April to June

The 2nd quarter of 1944 saw The Loyal Edmonton Regiment, along with the rest of the 1st Division, leave the Adriatic front, with little regret, and move to the west side of Italy near Cassino. Here the Canadian Corps would take part in the breaking of the Gustav and Hitler Lines, opening the way to Rome.

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