Regimental Commanding Officers


Brigadier James Curry Jefferson, C.B.E., D.S.O. and Bar, C.D.G., E.D.


Our series of articles on Regimental Commanding Officers continues with the ninth CO of the 1st Battalion, The Edmonton Regiment, Brigadier James Curry Jefferson, C.B.E., D.S.O. and Bar, C.D.G., E.D. He led the Second World War overseas battalion through Sicily and Italy, including the battle of Ortona, and ended the war commanding the 10th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Armoured Division.

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A Century Later - Vimy's Crater Line Revisited

The preserved First World War battlefield at the Vimy Ridge Memorial Park has, with some exceptions, been left largely untouched, leaving with it many practical dangers of a real battlefield. In July 2022, Joe McDonald, museum volunteer, had the opportunity go into the dangerous Red Zone to view some of the significant locations pertaining to the part played by the 49th Battalion (Edmonton Regiment) in the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Here is his comparison of the area then and now and the story of what happened there.

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