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Manitoba Business: Osler, Hammond and Nanton

An financial investment firm.

On 9 October 1925, a tablet commemorating employees of the company who had served and died in the First World War was unveiled at its main Winnipeg office by Ethel Constance Nanton (1873-1942), wife of company founder Augustus Meredith Nanton. The present whereabouts of the tablet are as yet unknown.

First World War Casualties

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

William Reginald Norman Haynes
[Next of Kin, Vimy Ridge]

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

7 October 1890

8 January 1917

Daniel John Hill
[Next of Kin]

Fireman

42nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

8 February 1889

9 April 1917

George David Lynch
[Next of Kin, St. Lukes Anglican]

Broker

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Major

17 July 1882

8 October 1916

John Stirling MacInnes
[Next of Kin, Westminster]

Clerk

7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

7 March 1897

9 April 1917

Christopher Edgar Wyon Rogers
[Next of Kin, St. James]

Clerk

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

5 January 1896

8 October 1916

William George Rogers
[Next of Kin, St. James]

Clerk

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

15 January 1897

9 October 1916

Alan Skirving Richardson
[Holy Trinity, Next of Kin]

Accountant

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

16 May 1895

25 July 1916

John Robb Scott

Clerk

2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

23 November 1890

16 October 1916

D. Gordon Shelmerdine
[St. James]

Clerk

5th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery

Driver

1 April 1896

9 May 1917

Spencer Edward Waugh
[Next of Kin, St. Andrews, St. Johns, Selkirk]

Fireman

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

8 October 1891

25 October 1916

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Augustus Meredith Nanton (1860-1925)

Sources:

“Tribute paid to staff employes who died in war,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 October 1925, page 2.

“Unveils memorial to men who fell in war,” Manitoba Free Press, 10 October 1925, page 3.

This page was prepared by Darryl Toews and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 December 2020

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