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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Moline Memorial Monuments (Moline, RM of Oakview)

This site in the Rural Municipality of Oakview was the location of the community of Moline. A monument here, erected in 1964, commemorates those from the area who were killed during military service during the First World War and the Second World War, pioneers who built a Methodist Church one mile north and one mile east of this site, and the Moline post office established in 1883. Nearby is a brick replica, built in 1990, of the two-storey brick structure of the Moline Co-op that operated here from March 1914 to 1981. Thought at the time to be the oldest Co-op in Manitoba, it was one of seven association that played a leading role in the formation of the Manitoba Co-operative Wholesale in Winnipeg in 1928. In 1958, it amalgamated with Co-ops at Cardale and Hamiota. Nearby is a monument commemorating Moline School No. 543.

An honour roll prepared by the Moline Women's Institute, commemorating Moline residents who served and were killed during military service in the First World War, is now displayed in the Rapid City Legion Hall.

Moline commemorative monuments

Moline commemorative monuments (August 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Moline honour roll

Moline honour roll (November 2015)
Source: David Ford

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.18137, W100.18722
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Harold Herbert Bollman
[Rapid City]

Farmer

226th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

13 August 1894

20 April 1917

Victor Collins
[Durban]

Bookkeeper

31st Battalion, Canada Infantry

Private

11 June 1884

24 September 1916

Robert George Cuthbertson
[Rapid City]

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

19 November 1893

30 October 1918

George Richard Elliott
[Neepawa, Russell Anglican]

Railroader

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

4 May 1897

24 October 1916

Charles Martin Gladman

Farming

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

12 August 1899

11 January 1920

John Rennie Greig
[Rapid City]

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

7 December 1890

20 November 1917

Victor Francis Howard Hill
[Armoury, Rapid City]

Farm Labourer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

11 April 1898

29 September 1918

Frederick Mears
[Rapid City]

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1 January 1893

2 May 1918

Reuben James Underhill
[Next of Kin, Norwood Methodist, Rapid City]

Student

Royal Air Force

Lieutenant

18 August 1890

22 February 1919

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, David Ford, and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 7 April 2021

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