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Historic Sites
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Amaranth War Memorial, Schools, and Churches (Amaranth, RM of Alonsa)

Link to:
First World War | Second World War | Other | Sources

A monument north of Amaranth in the Rural Municipality of Alonsa commemorates local soldiers killed during military service, as well as schools, churches, and cemeteries that once operated in the region.

Amaranth War Memorial

Amaranth War Memorial (June 2018)
Source: Darryl Toews

Site Location (lat/long): N50.61009, W98.74842
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War Casualties

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

George Henry “Jim” Cooper
[Portage]

Farmer

29th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

13 November 1896

20 December 1916

Peter Demerais

?

?

?

?

?

Thomas Dickson

Farmer

18th Battery, 5th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery

Driver

1882

13 October 1915

Gilbert Marsh

Cook

31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1886

15 September 1916

William McMartin

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1882

9 April 1917

Arthur Percival

Farmer

Canadian Forestry Corps

Private

1892

4 September 1920

Herbert John Smith

Clerk

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

?

16 September 1916

James Harrison Thompson
[Portage la Prairie]

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

26 February 1884

31 October 1917

Second World War Casualties

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Ari Bergthor “Harry” Clark

76 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

10 February 1917

26 December 1944

James Clare “Jim” Godkin

Lake Superior Regiment (Motor), Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

1922

9 August 1944

Einar Victor Isfeld

Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

Private

1915

6 April 1945

William Murray Majury

Essex Scottish Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

1924

5 October 1944

Walter Munro

Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

Private

1913

31 December 1944

Antonius Cornelis Van der Meer

Royal Dutch Princess Irene Brigade, Dutch Army

Soldier

30 September 1899

3 September 1941

Amaranth Area Schools

School

Location(s)

Davey School No. 1735

NW25-19-11W

Elkwood School No. 1607

NE13-20-11W / NE11-20-11W

Falmouth School No. 1856

NE34-18-11W

Ferguson School No. 1841

SE19-19-11W

Grass Marsh School No. 2062

SE15-18-11W

Leifur School No. 1561

SE27-20-10W

Lone Spruce School No. 1984

NW16-18-10W / SW18-18-10W / NW8-18-10W

Marius-Westview School

SE4-19-9W

Reedy Creek School No. 1983

SW28-20-11W

Rocklands School No. 1737

SE6-20-11W

Smalley School No. 1826

NE26-19-10W

Amaranth Area Churches

Church

Period

Location(s)

Amaranth Anglican Church

1921-c1925

Amaranth

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

1921-1942

Falmouth area

St. Martins-in-the-Field Anglican Church

1923-late 1940s

Harcus

Amaranth United Church

1925-1990

Amaranth

Our Lady of Angels Roman Catholic Church

1953-?

Amaranth

Amaranth Gospel Mission Church

1946

Amaranth

Our Lady of Quadalope Roman Catholic Church

1902

Sandy Bay First Nation

Amaranth Area Cemeteries

Cemetery

Location(s)

Amaranth Haven of Rest Cemetery

SE11-19-10W

Beckville Cemetery

NE6-20-9W (shore of Lake Manitoba)

Falmouth Cemetery / St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery

NE of NE3-19-11W

Harcus Cemetery / St. Martins-in-the-Field Anglican Cemetery

NE of NE11-20-11W

Sandy Bay Ojibway Cemetery

Sandy Bay First Nation

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Amaranth School No. 1534 (Amaranth, RM of Alonsa)

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).

War Memorials of Manitoba: A Beginning Inventory compiled by Patrick Morican BA MA, Winnipeg, 1996.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 26 June 2018

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