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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. James Anglican Church and Cemetery (Poplar Park, RM of St. Clements)

In 1905, one acre of land at this site in the Municipality of St. Clements was donated by the Mattson family for a church and cemetery. Construction of St. James Anglican Church was completed by 1910. Its hewed log walls are now covered by vinyl siding but interior walls feature the original pressed-metal panels. The cemetery was expanded by two more acres in 1998. A service is held in the church each year in June. A monument commemorating local people killed during military service stands in front of the church.

St. James Anglican Church

St. James Anglican Church (July 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

St. James Anglican Church

St. James Anglican Church (2016)
Source: Desiree Rolfe

Aerial view of St. James Anglican Church

Aerial view of St. James Anglican Church (July 2020)
Source: George Penner

Interior of the St. James Anglican Church

Interior of the St. James Anglican Church (July 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

St. James Anglican Church and Cemetery

St. James Anglican Church and Cemetery (November 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

War memorial at the St. James Anglican Church

War memorial at the St. James Anglican Church (July 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.32341, W96.72075
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War Casualties

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

James Robert Cook

Labourer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

22 November 1892

9 April 1917

Charles Bernard Halpin
[Selkirk, 108 Battalion]

Farmer

Canadian Corps Survey Section

Private

22 April 1893

30 January 1919

John Edward Sinclair

Fisherman

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

23 July 1896

11 April 1917

Steve Sinclair

Fisherman

107th Canadian Pioneer Battalion

Private

27 July 1898

9 March 1917

Second World War Casualties

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Johannes Goodmanson

7th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

Sapper

18 January 1917

12 September 1944

Hinrik Guttormson

431 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

1925

5 March 1945

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).

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.

We thank Desiree Rolfe, Rose Kuzina, and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Darryl Toews, and Tim Worth.

Page revised: 21 July 2020

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