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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Durban Community Cemetery / Durban War Memorial (Municipality of Swan Valley West)

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The earliest burial in this cemetery near the village of Durban in the Municipality of Swan Valley West occurred in 1881.

A monument in the cemetery was erected in 1920 by the Durban Women’s Institute to commemorate soldiers from the local area killed during the First World War. It was later expanded with those killed during the Second World War.

Durban Community Cemetery

Durban Community Cemetery (June 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Durban War Memorial

Durban War Memorial (June 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N51.93619, W101.38897
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Stanley Roy Blough
[Dauphin]

Farmer

24th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Sergeant

17 December 1892

28 August 1918

Clarence George Braden

Farmer

24th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1 March 1899

27 May 1918

Victor Collins

Bookkeeper

31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

11 June 1884

24 September 1916

Andrew Erickson

Farm Labourer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

14 December 1890

5 May 1917

David Jamieson

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

24 February 1898

10 August 1918

John Jones

Carpenter and Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

9 May 1889

2 October 1918

Albert John McRorie

Farmer

46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

18 August 1896

11 April 1917

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Gordon John Harris

4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Sergeant

21 August 1920

13 December 1944

Ernest Lester Hugill

17 Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

Gunner

14 December 1920

17 January 1944

Harvey Irwin Keys

Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

Private

27 March 1910

3 March 1945

Norman Duncan Reid

427 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

6 December 1914

23 June 1943

Alfred Louis Smith

South Saskatchewan Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

14 August 1919

20 July 1944

Bennett Vincent Warne

Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

Private

13 February 1917

19 August 1942

Sources:

A list of burials in this cemetery is available from the Manitoba Genealogical Society, including a searchable online database available to members at the MGS Manitoba Name Index (MANI). Some additional information is contained in the 1996 MGS publication Carved in Stone: Manitoba Cemeteries and Burial Sites, revised edition, Special Projects Publication, 106 pages.

For the names of First World War casualities from Manitoba who do not appear on any physical monument in the province, see the Manitoba Historical Society War Memorial. If you know of a name that is omitted from this list, please contact the MHS War Memorial Researcher Darryl Toews (darryl@mhs.mb.ca).

Soldiers of the First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Veterans Affairs Canada.

Financial support for research reported on this page was provided by the Manitoba Heritage Grants Program (2015-2016).

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 9 August 2017

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