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Historic Sites of Manitoba: RM of Armstrong War Memorial (Meleb, RM of Armstrong)

This war memorial in the Meleb-Park-Cumming Schools Reunion Park, in the Rural Municipality of Armstrong, was constructed on 28 November 1998 in memory of local veterans of the First World War, Second World War, and Korean War. The plaques provide information on Second World War veterans and their burial locations.

Armstrong War Memorial

War Memorial in the Meleb-Park-Cumming Schools Reunion Park (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.72850, W97.22782
denoted by symbol on the map above

Second World War:

Name

Community

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Harry Louis Chartrand

Inwood

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Corporal

12 March 1918

19 August 1944

Donald Laverne Crave

Lilleve

Perth Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

25 May 1922

10 December 1944

Albin Lucki

Komarno

Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

9 March 1915

31 May 1942

John Peterson

Sandridge

4 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

Gunner

19 June 1914

2 October 1944

Charles Rychlicki

Silver

South Saskatchewan Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

15 August 1923

20 July 1944

Hjalmer Sanford Sellgren

Inwood

Royal Canadian Air Force

Aircraftman 2nd Class

16 January 1922

26 August 1943

Peter Shmigelsky

Komarno

502 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer Class II

1 July 1919

22 March 1943

Peter Shynkarchuk

Fraserwood

48th Highlanders of Canada

Corporal

24 July 1916

25 March 1944

Victor Gordon Smith

Inwood

Winnipeg Grenadiers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

24 May 1921

27 December 1944

Peter Trakalo

Meleb

Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

Lance Corporal

27 December 1917

16 August 1944

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, Darryl Toews, and Tim Worth.

Page revised: 27 June 2015

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