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Manitoba History No. 89
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No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

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Abandoned Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Agricultural College War Memorial (Chancellor Matheson Road, Winnipeg)

A monument at the intersection of Chancellor Matheson Road and University Crescent, on the Fort Garry Campus of the University of Manitoba, commemorates students and staff of the Manitoba Agricultural College who were killed during military service in the First World War. Adjacent to a row of elm trees planted along Chancellor Matheson Road, the monument was unveiled at a ceremony held on 11 November 1923 and attended by Hugh Marshall Dyer (former Chair of the Board of Directors for the Manitoba Agricultural College), Louis Wilfred Moffit of Wesley College, and Premier John Bracken.

Two lists painted on the wall of the west foyer in the former Manitoba Agricultural College building, now the main administration building for the University of Manitoba (about N49.80952, W97.13293), lists people who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War, some of whom were killed in action or succumbed to wounds.

Dedication ceremony for the Manitoba Agricultural College War Memorial, attended by John Bracken at far right

Dedication ceremony for the Manitoba Agricultural College War Memorial, attended by John Bracken at far right (11 November 1923)
Source: Marion E. Hall and David Ford

Manitoba Agricultural College War Memorial

Manitoba Agricultural College War Memorial (April 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Manitoba Agricultural College War Memorial

Manitoba Agricultural College War Memorial (April 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.80714, W97.14023
denoted by symbol on the map above

College Staff and Students Killed in Action or Died of Wounds

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

William Ellis Bacon

Farmer (Kinistino, SK)

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1892

29 June 1917

Frederick Gerald Barnes
[Next of Kin]

Student

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

2 December 1892

1 October 1916

Clifford Waterworth Baskerville

Loan Company Inspector

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

18 April 1890

14 November 1917

Wilbert George Bolton

Farmer (Darlingford)

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

1894

9 April 1917

Harold Wilfred Bousfield

Farmer (MacGregor)

Royal Air Force

Cadet

1896

11 September 1918

William Arthur Bower

Surveyor

1st Army Troops Company, Canadian Engineers

Sapper

1 November 1893

29 June 1916

George Gerald Bowman

Farmer (Arden)

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1896

15 September 1916

Frederick William Bradford

Student

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

1893

23 August 1917

A. N. Butler

?

?

?

?

?

John Alured Carr

Student

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

9 October 1916

Robert George Chapman
[Armoury, Brandon College]

Farmer (Brandon)

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

18 March 1888

21 August 1917

W. W. Coath

?

?

?

?

?

Walter Evan Cox-Smith

Farmer (High Bluff)

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

19 June 1917

Samuel Osborne Cromie

Broker

2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards

2nd Lieutenant

1891

17 November 1916

Robert Alexander Cunningham
[Brandon Armoury, Next of Kin, Westminster]

Professor of Chemistry

46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

1888

27 September 1918

Frank Daw

Farmer (Gleichen, AB)

The Fort Garry Horse

Tapper

1893

1 April 1918

Frank Stanley Durrant
[Alexander, Armoury, Brandon College]

Student

Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Private

23 July 1892

24 March 1918

Edward Millican Dutton

Student & Farmer (Gilbert Plains)

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1895

5 June 1917

Edgar Gould Elliot

Farmer (Edmonton, AB)

31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

22 May 1918

B. Ewens

?

?

?

?

?

Charles Osborne Gamble

Farmer (Swan Lake)

184th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

25 July 1917

Evan Alexander Grant

Farmer (Kenville)

Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Corporal

1895

8 August 1918

F. T. Harris

?

?

?

?

?

Ernest Hermon Hawthorne

Civil Servant

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

Private

1884

2 June 1916

William Albert Howden

?

29 Squadron, Royal Air Force

2nd Lieutenant

1896

9 November 1918

Robert Oliver Hughes

Student

10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1892

3 June 1916

Morgan Jones Jenkins

Student

Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

1888

28 August 1918

F. Kelly

?

?

?

?

?

Oscar Roland Kerr
[Franklin, Neepawa, Wesley College]

Farmer (Franklin)

2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

11 February 1916

John William Lau

Machinist

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1894

7 April 1917

Rowland Lewis

Farm Labourer

14th King’s Hussars, British Army

Private

?

30 August 1917

Walter Lloyd

College Staff

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

22 April 1894

23 August 1917

James Fulton Lothian

Farmer (Pipestone)

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

1893

19 June 1920

John Gordon Lovie
[Centreville, Holland]

Farmer (Holland)

Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Private

11 January 1896

24 March 1918

John Fullarton MacIntosh

Surveyor

28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Captain

15 February 1890

1 October 1918

Gudmundur Magnusson

Farmer (Lundar)

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1890

20 June 1918

Thomas McLean

College Staff (Janitor)

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

21 October 1883

8 October 1916

Eric William Money

?

Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Branch), British Army

Lieutenant

1892

11 April 1917

John Elliot Muir

Farmer (Roland)

Lord Strathcona’s Horse

Private

1891

30 March 1918

Alfred Sydney Olive

Student

46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

20 August 1917

Charles Grover Partridge

Farmer, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

Private

25 July 1889

15 September 1916

Aurele Prefontaine MM

Farmer (St-Pierre-Jolys)

22nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

27 August 1918

Emerson Coatsworth Ramsay

Farmer (Bladworth, SK)

102nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

1893

22 March 1917

George Gilbert Rankin

Farmer (Deloraine)

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

10 November 1917

W. Richards

?

?

?

?

?

Charles Douglas Richardson

Farmer (Grenfell, SK)

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

Lance Corporal

1891

9 April 1917

Andrew Heron Robertson

?

46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

?

29 September 1918

Matthew Robertson

Farmer

47th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

26 May 1892

19 April 1918

Francis McNider Shirriff
[Armoury]

Farmer (Brandon)

25th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

23 February 1894

9 April 1917

Douglas Smith

Student

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

1897

28 August 1918

John Cochrane Smith

Live Stock Commissioner

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

1885

10 November 1917

William David Spear MM

Mechanic

1st Division Signal Company, Canadian Engineers

Sapper

1895

27 September 1918

William John Stone

College Staff

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1888

26 October 1917

Harry Nelson Thompson

Civil Servant

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

1888

9 April 1917

Johannas Stephen Thorlakson

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

26 March 1889

2 July 1916

Richard Vidal

Farmer (Woodlands)

Cyclist Battalion, Canadian Corps

Private

1881

2 September 1918

Basil Henry Worsley-Worswick

Farmer

2nd King Edward Horse

Second Lieutenant

1 April 1881

29 April 1916

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Agricultural College (Tuxedo Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Avenue of Elms Memorial (Chancellor Matheson Road, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“Celebrate armistice at foot of cenotaph,” Manitoba Free Press, 10 November 1923, 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).

We thank David Ford for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 27 April 2019

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