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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Forrest War Memorial (Forrest, RM of Elton)

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A monument at Forrest, in the Rural Municipality of Elton, was erected in commemoration of soldiers from the local area killed during military service.

Forrest War Memorial

Forrest War Memorial (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.96613, W99.93808
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War





Birth Date

Death Date

William Alfred Burton


1st Canadian Mounted Rifles


2 September 1895

28 September 1916

John William Lau


1st Canadian Mounted Rifles


7 October 1894

7 April 1917

Frank Otto Lau
[Armoury, Brandon College]


1st Canadian Mounted Rifles


7 January 1897

18 December 1918

Herbert Lock


44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

23 June 1888

1 November 1918

Leonard Lounsbury


8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry


19 Mary 1896

10 November 1917

Duncan Alexander McGregor
[Rapid City]

Grain Buyer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry


19 December 1878

8 September 1916

Eseck Rogers


2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry


10 May 1896

10 September 1916

Walter Henry Scott


38th Battalion, Canadian Infantry


2 December 1891

19 November 1916

Edgar Charles Silverwood


10th Battalion, Canadian Engineers


10 April 1896

19 August 1918

Second World War




Birth Date

Death Date

Wesley Gilmour

Royal Canadian Air Force

Leading Aircraftman

4 December 1910

18 September 1942

Dorothy Maria Wakefield

Women’s Division, Royal Canadian Air Force


12 May 1920

11 May 1945


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 (

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, Darryl Toews, and David Ford.

Page revised: 26 November 2020

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