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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Knox Presbyterian Church / Rivers United Church (Rivers, Municipality of Riverdale)

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In 1920, a local Union Church at Rivers, in what is now the Municipality of Riverdale, was formed by the amalgamation of Rivers Methodist Church and Knox Presbyterian Church, with the latter’s building being used for services. It became the Rivers United Church following formal church union in 1925.

Honour rolls inside the church lists parishioners of Rivers Methodist Church, Knox Presbyterian Church, and Pettapiece United Church who were killed during military service in the First World War and Second World War.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1990-1995

Alistair A. Riddell (1930-2021)

Photos & Coordinates

Rivers United Church

Rivers United Church (June 2019)
Source: George Penner

War memorial plaque for Knox Presbyterian Church

War memorial plaque for Knox Presbyterian Church (January 2020)
Source: Dianne Kowalchuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.03224, W100.23706
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War Casualties (Knox Presbyterian Church)

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Norman Ferguson

Locomotive Stationary Engineer

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Corporal

12 November 1877

2 June 1916

Herbert “Harry” Higgins

Locomotive Fireman

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

10 November 1889

5 June 1916

First World War Casualties (Rivers Methodist Church)

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Robert Percival Bowman
[Armoury, Rivers]

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

3 March 1896

15 September 1916

Lyman Leslie Brooks MM
[Rivers]

Hardware Clerk

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

23 June 1893

1 May 1917

Robert William Brown
[Rivers]

Clerk

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

28 September 1888

29 April 1918

Henry Fowler
[Rivers]

Boiler Maker

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

31 March 1887

4 June 1916

Hubert Frederick Kann
[Rivers]

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

9 February 1893

15 September 1916

George Nelson Porteous
[Cypress River, Rivers]

Farmer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

5 April 1896

13 October 1918

John Rix
[Armoury, Rivers]

Farm Hand

28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

28 February 1895

22 August 1917

Thomas William Roberts
[Rivers, Transcona]

Carpenter’s Apprentice

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

7 January 1898

28 October 1917

Robert Chester Sargent
[Minitonas, Rivers]

Farmer & Teacher

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Private

15 November 1895

16 September 1916

Martin Wareham
[Rivers]

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

27 October 1890

4 June 1916

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pettapiece Cemetery / Robertson Presbyterian Church / Pettapiece United Church (RM of Oakview)

Sources:

We thank Dianne Kowalchuk for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner, Darryl Toews, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 March 2021

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