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War Memorials in Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Melita War Memorial (Melita)

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First World War | Second World War | Other | Sources

A monument in Melita was erected in commemoration of soldiers from the local area killed in Boer War, the First World War, and Second World War.

Melita War Memorial

Melita War Memorial (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.27357, W100.99040
denoted by symbol on the map above

Boer War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Abraham Wellington Armsden

South African Constabulary

Trooper

16 January 1876

8 November 1901

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Lewis Harold Barnard

Bank Clerk

23rd Battalion, Army

Lieutenant

31 October 1892

25 August 1916

Joseph Ralph Bilton

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

23 August 1895

16 November 1917

George Ernest Booker

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

22 March 1891

31 August 1918

Edgar William Brook

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

23 March 1890

8 October 1916

Russell Brown

Teamster

102nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

31 May 1885

9 January 1917

Harold Gwynne Clarke

Farmer

13th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

6 April 1872

24 September 1916

Albert Vail Cosgrove
[First Baptist, Melita School, Next of Kin]

Chauffeur

27 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Second Lieutenant

21 March 1894

25 September 1918
(died in aerial combat)

Robert Morton Crawford
[Strathclair]

Store Clerk

4th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Private

2 June 1894

2 September 1918

Kenneth Brown Downie

Student

43rd Battery, Canadian Field Artillery

Gunner

18 October 1894

10 August 1916

Edgar Gould Elliot

Farmer

31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

5 July 1895

22 May 1918

Albert Edward Farmer

Farmer

28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

2 July 1895

3 September 1918

Herbert Joshua Fletcher

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

23 February 1897

24 April 1917

Thomas Veitch Gibson

Hardware Merchant

46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

12 October 1884

8 April 1917

George Cantlay Greig

Farm Labourer

15th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

31 March 1880

9 April 1917

Andrew Benson Grierson

Farm Labourer

46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

26 April 1897

12 April 1917

Frederick Hart

Farmer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

23 February 1888

25 July 1916

William Stuart Henderson

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

8 November 1888

26 October 1917

Omar Leonard Higgins
[Lakeside]

Bank Clerk

12th Reserve Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

29 June 1893

23 January 1919

Wilfred Maurice Holden
[Lakeside, Melita School, Next of Kin]

Bank Clerk

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

25 November 1895

20 August 1917

Franklin Robert Kelly

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

19 February 1896

11 May 1917

George Walter Kemp

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

22 March 1897

23 August 1917

John Kilkenny

Farmer

46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

15 March 1894

1 November 1917

John Owen Kilkenny

Farmer

46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

21 July 1897

27 September 1918

William Edgar Lamport

Rancher

2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles

Sergeant

21 June 1897

29 September 1918

George James Lawson

Farm Hand

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

14 December 1882

11 October 1916

John Johnston Mainland

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

19 October 1897

2 September 1918

George Martenson

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1 August 1885

6 May 1917

Leslie Lorne McDougall

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

15 April 1895

28 March 1918

C. McKenzie

?

?

?

?

?

Joseph Roy McKinnon

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

21 October 1895

27 September 1918

James Alexander McTaggart

Telephone Lineman

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

17 July 1880

3 March 1917

Edward Reed Mee

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

21 January 1872

13 September 1916

David William Milne

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

10 November 1897

28 October 1917

Peter Martenson

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

21 September 1881

29 September 1918

Ira Stanley Nixon

Tinsmith

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

25 September 1893

4 August 1917

Matthew Blackwood Pedden

Grain Buyer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

23 July 1883

25 October 1916

Einar K. Peterson

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

14 May 1894

3 June 1917

George Francis Gordon Pitcher

Farmer

46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1 May 1898

26 October 1917

Norman Allan Pope

Rodman

7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

28 April 1887

4 June 1916

Robert Priddle

Engineer

9th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

25 November 1877

25 January 1916

Thomas Edgar Ryckman

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

13 March 1888

5 June 1917

Franklin Saunby

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

25 June 1896

24 July 1916

Alfred Scott

Farmer

10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

23 February 1891

21 May 1915

George Shand

Carpenter & Joiner

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

4 January 1882

5 June 1917

Henry Simpson
[Armoury]

Farm Labourer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

13 February 1890

2 September 1918

Charles Arthur Steventon

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

4 May 1884

9 April 1917

Harry Nelson Thompson

Civil Service

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

6 October 1887

9 April 1917

I. Thorne

?

?

?

?

?

Sidney Tilbury

Labourer

3rd Battalion, The Rifle Brigade, British Army

Private

?

18 August 1916

J. Wheeler

?

?

?

?

?

Leslie Reuel Wilson

Farmer

102nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

26 January 1896

23 March 1917

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

George Archibald Armitage

Royal Canadian Artillery

Gunner

21 July 1907

2 June 1943

James Henry Bambridge

619 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

1 September 1916

9 June 1943

Harold Frederick Cheyne

Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

Private

2 June 1922

26 February 1942

James David Coates

Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

Private

15 October 1912

11 June 1942

Charles Mckenzie Cro

Calgary Highlanders, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Sergeant

13 April 1919

8 September 1944

German Campbell Davis

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Rifleman

12 November 1894

2 February 1941

Douglas Lyle Dewart

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

7 April 1905

29 January 1945

Joseph Lloyd Dobbyn DFC

50 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

3 March 1912

23 March 1944

David Stuart Gillander

161 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer Class II

27 July 1909

28 March 1944

Paul Heinzig

20 Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

Sapper

17 July 1916

4 November 1944

Lloyd Evans Knox

2 Armoured Brigade Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

Private

25 September 1920

1 August 1944

Herbert Edwin Kontzie

458 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer Class I

6 August 1919

2 August 1943

Francis Henry Lang

427 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

24 July 1916

13 June 1944

James Murray Reginald Lang

408 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

6 April 1918

12 June 1943

Frederick John Morrow

Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer Class I

1 January 1916

12 April 1943

Stanley Graham Nichols

Calgary Highlanders, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

28 February 1921

25 July 1944

Lloyd Albert Stinson

408 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

2 February 1943

14 May 1943

Roy Aubry Young

514 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

13 July 1910

6 March 1945

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Antler River Museum (41 Ash Street, Melita)

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: 1 January 2019

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