Historic Sites of Manitoba: Franklin Memorial Hall (Franklin, RM of Rosedale)

The Franklin Memorial Hall, a municipally-designated heritage building (2012) at Franklin in the Rural Municipality of Rosedale, was built in memory of the five local men killed in the First World War. Built by contractor William Wylie of Minnedosa at a cost of $7,500, the hall opened in Spring 1920. The hall still operates as a regional community centre. There is a cenotaph in front of the building.

Franklin Memorial Hall

Franklin Memorial Hall (August 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Franklin Memorial Hall

Franklin Memorial Hall (September 2023)
Source: Kathryn Hyndman

Interior view of Franklin Memorial Hall

Interior view of Franklin Memorial Hall (August 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Franklin war memorial

Franklin war memorial (July 2011)
Source: Christian Cassidy

Franklin war memorial

Franklin war memorial (September 2023)
Source: Kathryn Hyndman

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.24150, W99.66591
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War





Birth Date

Death Date

James Ernest Attwood


28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry



6 November 1917

William Frank Barker


191st Squadron, Royal Air Force

Flight Cadet


13 June 1918

Oscar Roland Kerr
[Agricultural College, Neepawa, Wesley College]


2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry


7 November 1893

11 February 1916

William McMartin


16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry



9 April 1917

Russell Robinson


13th Battalion, Canadian Infantry



8 October 1916

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Carman Memorial Hall (12 Second Avenue SW, Carman)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


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 Kathryn Hyndman and David Ford for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Christian Cassidy and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 November 2023

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