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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitou Community Cemetery / Archibald Cemetery / Manitou Odd Fellow War Memorial (Municipality of Pembina)

This cemetery is situated near Manitou in the Municipality of Pembina. A monument within the cemetery, unveiled on 26 June 1921, commemorates local members of the Odd Fellows who were killed during the First World War. The Archibald United Church was moved here following the closure of the Archibald Museum.

Manitou Community Cemetery

Manitou Community Cemetery (2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Odd Fellows war memorial in the Manitou Community Cemetery

Odd Fellows war memorial in the Manitou Community Cemetery (December 2019)
Source: Darryl Toews

The former Archibald United Church building at Archibald Museum

The former Archibald United Church building at Archibald Museum (May 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.25784, W98.54525
denoted by symbol on the map above

Odd Fellow Casualities in the First World War





Birth Date

Death Date

Alexander Armstrong


31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry


10 October 1895

14 June 1916

Edward George Mitchell


1st Battalion, Canadian Labour Corps

Regimental Sergeant Major

7 November 1877

22 September 1918

John Shelton
[Manitou, St. Andrews United]


8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry


8 March 1889

5 June 1917

Frank Willis


8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry


20 October 1885

15 August 1917

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Archibald Methodist Church / Archibald United Church (Municipality of Pembina)

Manitoba Organization: Independent Order of Odd Fellows

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


“Odd Fellows’ memorial unveiled,” The Western Canadian, 30 June 1921, page 8.

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 22 January 2022

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