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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Mary’s Road United Church (613 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg)

The St. Mary’s Road United Church in Winnipeg, with its distinctive 92-foot spire, was built in 1958 on a design by local architect Norman Campbell Hall Russell. Plaques in its lobby list those killed in the First World War and Second World War who were parishioners of Norwood Presbyterian Church, Norwood Methodist Church, St. Vital United Church, and Norwood United Church.

On 29 February 1920, a memorial tablet honouring members of the Norwood Methodist Church who died during the First World War was unveiled by Premier Tobias Crawford Norris and Major-General Huntley Douglas Brodie Ketchen.

St. Mary’s Road United Church

St. Mary’s Road United Church (September 2018)
Source: George Penner

Interior of St. Mary’s Road United Church

Interior of St. Mary’s Road United Church (September 2018)
Source: George Penner

First World War commemorative plaque for Norwood Methodist Church

First World War commemorative plaque for Norwood Methodist Church (February 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

First World War commemorative plaque for Norwood Presbyterian Church

First World War commemorative plaque for Norwood Presbyterian Church (February 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

First World War honour roll for St. Vital United Church

First World War honour roll for St. Vital United Church (February 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Second World War commemorative plaque for Norwood United Church

Second World War commemorative plaque for Norwood United Church (February 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86268, W97.11094
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War Casualties (Norwood Methodist Church)

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

George Gilbert Beatson
[Next of Kin]

Assistant Purchasing Agent

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Private

12 August 1889

2 June 1916

James Edgar Coyne
[Foxwarren]

Farmer

Lord Strathcona’s Horse

Private

29 March 1896

30 March 1918

Roy Eaves

Waiter

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

17 January 1899

28 September 1918

John Thompson Fisher
[Berbank Church, Next of Kin, Wawanesa, Wawanesa, Wesley College]

Student

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

25 December 1890

30 August 1917

Hamilton Carruthers Graham
[Next of Kin]

Student

London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)

Second Lieutenant

29 January 1897

26 August 1918

Alfred Edward Griffiths
[Next of Kin]

Farm Laborer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Corporal

27 September 1897

3 October 1918

Abraham Harris
[Next of Kin]

Wood Machinist

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

28 August 1882

5 May 1917

Frederic John Keeler
[Next of Kin]

Musician

107th Battalion, Canadian Pioneers

Private

25 June 1886

11 November 1917

Jared Carl Mitchell
[Next of Kin, Engineering, Wesley College]

Bookkeeper

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

16 May 1894

16 September 1917

Herbert Edward Simpson

Teamster

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

14 June 1893

31 December 1918

James Alexander Thompson

Clerk

Lord Strathcona's Horse

Sergeant

6 September 1892

17 April 1918

Reuben James Underhill
[Moline, Next of Kin, Rapid City]

Student

Royal Air Force

Lieutenant

18 August 1890

22 February 1919

First World War Casualties (St. Vital United Church)

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Joseph Alexander Brown
[Next of Kin]

Accountant's Clerk

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

13 August 1881

30 October 1917

Jack Stephenson
[Next of Kin, Vimy Ridge]

Sheet Metal Worker

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

17 August 1897

3 June 1917

Sources:

“Unveil tablets commemorating Norwood heroes,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 March 1920, page 2.

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 George Penner, Darryl Toews, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 November 2021

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