Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stony Mountain War Memorial (Stony Mountain, RM of Rockwood)

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A monument at Stony Mountain in the Rural Municipality of Rockwood was unveiled on 4 October 1925, at a ceremony attended by General H. D. B. Ketchen and Lieutenant Governor J. A. M. Aikins. It commemorates soldiers from the local area killed in military service during the First World War. It was renovated in 1947 to include those killed during the Second World War. Plaques on the monument recognize those who served during the Korean War, and the 230 men and women from the community who served and returned to live here. It is said that Stony Mountain had the highest per-capita enlistment of military volunteers in the British Commonwealth.

Stony Mountain War Memorial

Stony Mountain War Memorial (August 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Stony Mountain War Memorial

Stony Mountain War Memorial (September 2017)
Source: George Penner

Stony Mountain War Memorial

Stony Mountain War Memorial (June 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.08775, W97.21580
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War





Birth Date

Death Date

Edward Archer

Farm Labourer

4th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps


15 May 1886

5 September 1918

Jason Whitefield Brouse

Steam Engineer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry


22 November 1887

9 October 1916

James Henderson


43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry


2 October 1897

24 October 1918

David Leonard McComb
[Next of Kin, Stonewall, St. Giles, Stonewall Lodge No. 12]


5th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery


7 July 1889

13 June 1916

Charles McConnell


16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry


22 June 1898

16 September 1917

Frederick Scott






James Smith






Edwin Talbot


1st Canadian Mounted Rifles


14 July 1896

5 June 1916

Second World War




Birth Date

Death Date

John A. Aitken

Winnipeg Grenadiers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps


12 October 1907

19 December 1941

Abram Arbour MM

Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

Warrant Officer Class II

27 July 1917

23 August 1944

Donald Howard Bennett

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

14 June 1920

31 December 1944

Johann Aubrey Benson

Royal Canadian Air Force


9 April 1920

11 August 1943

John Esaruk

Royal Winnipeg Rifles


31 March 1905

25 September 1944

John Arthur McDonald Jr.

Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps


2 October 1921

14 September 1944

Donald Colin McLeod
[Domain, Stonewall]

Fort Garry Horse, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps


19 December 1919

6 June 1944

Reginald Frederick Noton

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

18 May 1911

2 July 1942

Donald Irwin Rose

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

19 April 1923

29 January 1944

Thomas Herbert Rose

40 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force


6 April 1921

12 March 1941

Michael Joseph “Danny” Slator

12 Manitoba Dragoons, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Lance Corporal

23 February 1924

9 August 1944

Lawson Armstrong Swallow

SS New Northland

Chief Engineer

29 June 1909

17 September 1941

George Pierre Cornelius Vandekerckhove DFC
[Stonewall, Swan Lake]

Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

15 April 1917

31 August 1943

Stanley B. Vincent

General List, Canadian Army


9 February 1925

25 October 1944

Keith Robertson Wood
[Cypress River, Kelwood, Stonewall]

51 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

19 September 1921

26 June 1943

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stony Mountain Veterans and Pioneers Monument (RM of Rockwood)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stonewall Masonic War Memorial (Stony Mountain, RM of Rockwood)


“Memorial unveiled at Stony Mountain,” Stonewall Argus, 7 October 1925, page 1.

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).

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 24 June 2023

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