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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Austin Cemetery and War Memorial (Municipality of North Norfolk)

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This cemetery is located across the highway from the Manitoba Agricultural Museum in the Municipality of North Norfolk. Inside the cemetery is a monument, erected by Admiral Wemyss of the IODE, commemorating those from the Austin area killed during military service.

Austin Cemetery

Austin Cemetery (September 2016)
Source: Arlene Jarema

Austin Cenotaph

War Memorial inside the Austin Cemetery (September 2016)
Source: Arlene Jarema

Site Location (lat/long): N49.92703, W98.94991
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Joseph Ralph Bilton

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

23 August 1895

16 November 1917

Garnet Chester Cairns

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1892

26 October 1917

Lindsay Harvey Wright Cairns

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

27 June 1917

Reginald Frederick Dodwell
[Vimy Ridge]

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

10 December 1897

10 April 1917

Melville Douglas Duncan

Farmer

107th Canadian Pioneers

Private

1895

3 April 1917

George Edgar

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1885

16 October 1918

Stephen McDermott Fowles

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

19 June 1918

William Isaac Lunn

Barber

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1890

31 December 1916

John Pell

Farmer

15th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1886

26 September 1916

Ernest Penrice

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

28 September 1918

Albert Edward Phelps

Farmer, Saddler

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1885

17 February 1917

Gerald Oswald Herbert Prior

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

1883

19 January 1919

John Alexander Smith

Labourer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1898

23 May 1917

Herbert Stanley “Bert” Swan

Electrician

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

3 November 1891

25 November 1916

William Julian George Swan

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1889

17 October 1916

Reginald Terry

Engineer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Corporal

1882

14 March 1918

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

James Duncan Campbell

199 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

1923

16 September 1944

Edward Miles Hughson

Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Corporal

1918

28 February 1945

Charles Albert Kitson

405 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

1922

17 September 1942

James Archibald Menzies

#42 Operational Training Unit, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

1916

22 February 1944

Douglas Edwin Pearson

Winnipeg Grenadiers

Private

1919

12 October 1942

Cephas Joseph Phelps

Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer

1917

4 April 1943

Robert Walter Russell

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Lance Corporal

1904

5 December 1944

William Alexander Younie

158 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

1916

3 June 1944

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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 Arlene Jarema for providing additional information used here.

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

Page revised: 6 October 2016

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