Fonds PR0041 - 19th Alberta Dragoons fonds

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19th Alberta Dragoons fonds

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    • 1900-1955 (Creation)

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    291 photographs. -- 0.30 m of textual records.

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    The 19th Alberta Dragoons had its beginning on 1 December 1905 when three independent squadrons of the Canadian Mounted Rifles were organized in Alberta. These included “A” Squadron at Edmonton, “B” Squadron at Strathcona, and “C” Squadron at Fort Saskatchewan. It thus became one of the earliest militia groups in the province. A fourth squadron was established at St. Albert in 1907 and in the following year the government designated it as a four-squadron regiment named the 19th Alberta Mounted Rifles. The four squadrons then received the title of 19th Alberta Dragoons on 3 January 1911.

    The 19th Alberta Dragoons and the Alberta Mounted Rifles were amalgamated on 16 February 1936 as the 19th Alberta Dragoons. On 1 April 1946, the 19th Alberta Dragoons and the 101st Regiment Edmonton Fusiliers were amalgamated and designated 19th Alberta Armoured Car Regiment (Edmonton Fusiliers). It was further designated the 19th Alberta Armoured Car Regiment on 4 February 1949, 19th Alberta Dragoons (19th Armoured Car Regiment) on 1 November 1954 and back to 19th Alberta Dragoons on 10 May 1958.

    During the First World War the 19th Alberta Dragoons served in France and Flanders. During the Second World War the 19th Alberta Dragoons served in the Reserve Army.

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    The fonds consists of photographs, correspondence, minutes, regulations, an original oil painting and other material regarding the 19th Alberta Dragoons. Also includes photographs of the men and activities of the 101st Regiment Edmonton Fusiliers. Some circuit photographs and oversize photographs are included in the fonds.

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    The records were donated to the Provincial Archives of Alberta by 19th Alberta Dragoons, Edmonton Militia Garrison as well as an anonymous donor.


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