Manitoba Business: Imperial Bank of Canada

It became the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) after a 1961 merger with the Canadian Bank of Commerce.

Some employees of the company who were killed during service in the First World War were commemorated at a 61st Battalion concert held at the Walker Theatre on 13-14 December 1915.

Manitoba Branches

Branch

Address

Period

Brandon

?

?

Gimli

?

?

Portage la Prairie

?

?

Riverton

?

?

Winnipeg

441 Main Street

?-?

Winnipeg

964 Main Street

1904-?

Winnipeg

461 Portage Avenue

1912-?

Winnipeg

869 Westminster Avenue

1920-?

First World War Casualties

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Trevor S. Bell
[Kelvin, Next of Kin]

Customs Broker

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

14 February 1895

15 September 1916

Thomas Oswald Nesbit

Clerk

10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Company Sergeant Major

17 May 1881

22 April 1915

William Bartley

Bank Clerk

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

2 February 1893

16 October 1918

See also:

Manitoba Business: Canadian Bank of Commerce

Sources:

“Annual Report 1919,” Imperial Bank of Canada, pages 7-9.

“New Year’s Eve Invitation with Honour Roll,” Imperial Bank of Canada, 1 January 1919.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

Monuments to Finance, Vol. II: Early Bank Architecture in Winnipeg by David Spector, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, August 1982.

We thank Lindsay Osmun (Archivist, CIBC) for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 12 December 2023