40th Street and 118th Avenue in northeast Edmonton.
During the First World War, the Beverly neighbourhood was not part of Edmonton, but got absorbed into it later on.
When the war ended in 1918, citizens of Beverly felt it was important to put up a memorial in honouring those who had served in the war. they later put up a cenotaph in 1920.
today it’s Alberta’s “oldest modern war monument”, said Captain Richard Dumas Adjutant to the Loyal Edmonton Regiment.
“It just goes to show how serious the citizens of Beverly were to put up a memorial in gratitude of the veterans,” Dumas said.
Dumas was involved in the rededication ceremony of the Beverly cenotaph this past summer after a group of local citizens raised $400,000 to salvage and repair the cenotaph.
University of Alberta Convocation Hall (116 Street and 85 Avenue)
After half of the University of Alberta’s faculty and students went to war, around 80 of them did not return. to honour those soldiers the university took some time coming up with the right memorial, and after many ideas that included debates on a statue of a soldier and whether or not it would hold a cigarette, they decided on a pipe organ.
the original organ, which was built by Casavant Frères, a Canadian pipe organ company and erected in 1925, was sold to someone in British Columbia in 1977 as it was in a state of disrepair.
However, the university did get a new one in 1978 by the same company which is currently in the university today.
10200 105 St NW An Indigenous olympic athlete, Alex Decoteau was the only Albertan to go to the olympics in 1926. He was the first Indigenous police officer in Canada and was recruited by the 49th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force to fight in the First World War. He died in the battle of Passchendaele.
A placard devoted to Alex Decoteau is present in Griesbach community alongside other veterans such as Victorian Cross recipient Cecil Kinross.
In 2014, the city of Edmonton also named a park on the corner of 105 Street and 102 Avenue after him.
Alberta Legislature, Edmonton
the battle of Passchendaele went on from July to November in 1917. on Wednesday, Premier Rachel Notley declared Nov. 10, 2017 as Battle of Passchendaele day.
the Canadian Corps, that included the 49th Battalion regiment based out of Edmonton, received nine Victoria Crosses.
“Passchendaele has often been called Canada’s second Vimy Ridge, because it solidified Canada’s right to be seen as an equal among nations, and drew wide recognition of our valour and determination,” Notley said.
11410 Kingsway NW. the hanger where the current Alberta Aviation Museum is located used to be the Number two Air observer School (AoS). the training school was one of two schools for the British Commonwealth training program, which played a big role in training pilots for the Second World War.
Above, Zena Conlin, marketing and events conductor at the Alberta Aviation Museum, shows off a B-25 Mitchell Bombing plane designed for use in the Second World War.
erected to remember soldiers who fell in the First world war. location: