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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Alexander War Memorial (RM of Whitehead)

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A monument in the village of Alexander, in the Rural Municipality of Whitehead, was erected by the Alexander branch of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire in commemoration of people from the local area killed during military service.

Alexander War Memorial

Alexander War Memorial (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.83004, W100.29266
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War:

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Harold Bailey

Carpenter

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

6 November 1917

Henry Barrett

Farm Labourer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1888

15 September 1916

Henry William Borley

Carpenter

3rd Battalion, Canadian Labour Corps

Private

1872

1 August 1917

Corris Russel Chapman

School Teacher

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1894

7 April 1917

Charles Cooper

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1897

20 April 1917

William Thomas Cox

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

18 November 1887

30 October 1917

Frank Stanley Durrant

Student

Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Private

1892

24 March 1918

Wesley Green

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1892

26 October 1917

John Stanley Hollies

School Teacher

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

Private

1889

19 September 1916

Ivan Adelbert Landon

Farmer

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

12 October 1916

Charles Fraser Murley

Fireman

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1876

5 June 1917

Cecil Edward Phillips

Student

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

1897

9 August 1918

John Robbinson

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

8 August 1918

John Joseph Sexsmith

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1890

30 October 1917

William Shea

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

10 November 1917

George Markland Yeomans

Student

4th Field Ambulance, Canadian Army Medical Corps

Private

1896

23 January 1919

Arthur Cecil Young

Student

46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

13 April 1917

Second World War:

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Reginald Shore Bray

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

1919

26 July 1944

Frederick John Chiesche

8th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

Sergeant

1902

24 January 1945

Sources:

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 Gordon Goldsborough and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 29 January 2016

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