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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Altamont Cemetery / Altamont War Memorial (Altamont, Municipality of Lorne)

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A monument in the Altamont Cemetery near Altamont, in the Municipality of Lorne, was erected by the Altamont branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in commemoration of those from the local area killed during military service.

Altamont Cemetery

Altamont Cemetery (June 2017)
Source: Neil Christoffersen

Altamont War Memorial

Altamont War Memorial (June 2014)
Source: Darryl Toews

Altamont War Memorial

Altamont War Memorial (June 2017)
Source: Neil Christoffersen

Site Location (lat/long): N49.39969, W98.46800
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Adolph Forbes

Bricklayer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1884

16 February 1917

Clifford Crampton Hughes

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1891

10 February 1918

Gordon Henry Lyle

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

1 October 1918

John Clarence Mussell

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Captain

1888

15 September 1916

Alfred Robert Preston

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

1877

6 March 1918

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Lloyd Lawrence Aikenhead [1]

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

1916

21 June 1942

Earl Donald King

Lord Strathcona’s Horse, Royal Canadian Artillery Corps

Corporal

1917

8 September 1944

Thomas B. Troughton

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

1919

4 July 1944

Sources:

A list of burials in this cemetery is available from the Manitoba Genealogical Society, including a searchable online database available to members at the MGS Manitoba Name Index (MANI). Some additional information is contained in the 1996 MGS publication Carved in Stone: Manitoba Cemeteries and Burial Sites, revised edition, Special Projects Publication, 106 pages.

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).

1. Aikenhead was born on 23 December 1916 at Wellwood and attended Wellwood School and Altamont School from 1920 to 1927, and Neelin School from 1927 to 1939. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 as a Navigator-Gunner-Observor-Pilot. In 1942, while on patrol over the North Sea, he was shot down in waters near Den-Helder, The Netherlands and all four crew members perished. His body was later found washed up on the shore. He is buried at Delfzizl, Netherlands. He was married to Muriel Bell of Baldur who died in 2009. He never saw his son Larry. Source: http://www.mbnwo.ca/forms/msrb_vol1.pdf

This page was prepared by Darryl Toews, Gordon Goldsborough, and Neil Christoffersen.

Page revised: 6 June 2017

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