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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Balmoral War Memorial / Balmoral Pioneers Monument (Balmoral, RM of Rockwood)

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Located in Balmoral, a set of three monuments commemorate local residents who died serving in Canadian military forces during the First World War and the Second World War, as well as pioneers of the Balmoral area. The first European settlers arrived in this area in the early 1870s and, in 1877, a Methodist church was constructed on land belonging to John Peden. A year later, the Balmoral School District No. 44 opened, named after Balmoral Castle in Scotland. The Canadian Pacific Railway arrived in the area in 1898, a grain elevator was constructed by the Northern Elevator Company, and Balmoral became a thriving agricultural community.

Balmoral War Memorial / Balmoral Pioneers Monument

Balmoral War Memorial / Balmoral Pioneers Monument (July 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.25653, W97.31712
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War Casualties

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Hewitt Anderson

Clerk

Royal Canadian Army Regiment

Private

1895

30 March 1917

George Henry Brown

Draftsman

4th Army Troops Company, Canadian Engineers

Sapper

1890

14 November 1916

Angus John Gardiner

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

12 November 1917

James McKenzie

Teamster

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1880

25 April 1915

James Langford Porter

Carpenter

10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1890

2 March 1916

Stanley Brunskill Cowley Webb

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

1895

15 August 1917

Second World War Casualties

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

John Leonard Baldock

Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

Private

27 August 1923

10 December 1943

David William Bowes

Winnipeg Grenadiers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

20 December 1919

27 February 1944

Albert Brown

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

4 May 1915

23 July 1943

Allister Currie McLeod

426 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

25 October 1922

1 November 1944

Norman Stanley McLeod

426 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer Class II

8 December 1920

3 November 1943

Norman Styne

Royal Canadian Air Force

Aircraftman First Class

18 September 1921

31 January 1941

Alexander George Thomson

162 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Lieutenant

21 August 1911

3 April 1945

Keith Minshull Walley

426 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

18 September 1922

5 April 1943

Kenneth Richard Walley

410 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Lieutenant

20 November 1915

20 October 1944

George Ronald Watson

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

30 May 1923

23 May 1944

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Balmoral School No. 44 / Balmoral Consolidated School No. 1710 (Balmoral, RM of Rockwood)

Sources:

100 Years of History: Rockwood Municipality by Rockwood Municipality History, 1982.

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 Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 16 October 2022

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