51st Battalion Association

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51st Battalion Association

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Lt. Col. Reginald de Lotbinere Harwood, formerly of the 101st Regiment (Edmonton Fusiliers), was authorised to raised the 51st Battalion (edmonton's Own) in December 1914. In November 1914 the battalion was the first unit to occupy the Prince of Wales Armoury in Edmonton. Sixteen of the commissioned officers had risen through the ranks of the Fusiliers and some were veterans of the Boer War. the 51st Battalion embarked from Halifax on April 1, 1916 aborad the SS Olympic. In Britain the battalion was posted to the 12th Infantry Brigade of the 4th Division being organized at Bramshott Camp, but it was broken up to provide reinforcements for units already in action. Ultimately the 51st Ballaion was perpetuated by The Edmonton Regiment (now the Loyal Edmonton Regiment, 3 Batt. P.P.C.L.I.).


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25 May 2013




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