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Manitoba History No. 89
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No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Elgin War Memorial (Elgin, Municipality of Grassland)

Link to:
First World War | Second World War | Other | Sources

A monument in Elgin, in the Municipality of Grassland, was erected in commemoration of soldiers from the local area killed during military service.

Elgin War Memorial

Elgin War Memorial (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.44400, W100.26936
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Jack Barker

Miner

28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1888

4 June 1916

William Brackenbury
[Armoury]

Farm Labourer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

25 May 1896

2 September 1918

John Brown

Labourer

HMCS Niobe, Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve

Able Seaman

26 January 1898

22 November 1918

Thomas Brown

Hotel Boots

2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, British Army

Lance Corporal

1895

25 September 1915

William Francis Byde

Farmer

45th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1885

10 November 1920

Kenneth Connacher

Teamster

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

17 August 1918

Frank Royston Dowsett

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

30 October 1917

Clarence Franklin Draper

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Sergeant

1893

13 September 1918

Reginald John Rufus Howe

Clerk

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

1893

10 April 1917

George Gordon Howey

Farmer

4th Canadian Division, Pontoon Bridge T Unit, Canadian Engineers

Sapper

1885

15 October 1918

Frank Robertson James MM

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

26 October 1917

William Donald Marshall

Farmer

13th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

1889

8 October 1916

David McGrath

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

26 October 1917

Wilson Moore

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

17 April 1917

Alfred George Morris

Banking

4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders

Second Lieutenant

1895

16 June 1916

William John Passmore

Farmer

15th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

26 September 1916

William Henry Remnant
[Armoury, Boissevain, Vimy Ridge]

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

22 July 1897

10 April 1917

Donald Shand

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

1887

2 November 1918

John George Spratt

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1894

29 September 1918

Ernest Thomas Strathearn

Farm Hand

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

1897

23 August 1917

Edward Howard Thorpe

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

9 October 1916

Bertram Henry Turvey

Iron Moulder

2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1890

1 September 1916

Charles Webster

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

12 September 1916

James Wilson

?

?

Private

?

?

Reuben Frederick Wilson

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1890

15 September 1916

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Arthur Franklin Alcock

Royal Canadian Air Force

Sergeant

1919

17 June 1942

John Marshall Boyd

77 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

1916

31 October 1941

Clarence Oscar Draper

408 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

1921

26 February 1944

John Lightfoot Keown

424 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Gunner

1919

6 December 1944

George Westlake Mann

Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

Private

1915

29 August 1944

Douglas Haig Moore

Winnipeg Grenadiers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

1917

18 September 1942

Robert Thomas Neville

419 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

1911

23 October 1944

Floyd Reginald Ross

356 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

1921

12 June 1945

John David Ross

423 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Lieutenant

1919

11 February 1945

Edgar Charles Smelts

Winnipeg Grenadiers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

1917

20 December 1941

Robert Howard Sneath

624 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Flying Officer

1920

25 June 1944

Charles Tourand

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Sergeant

1919

4 July 1944

Sources:

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: 3 February 2019

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