Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bank of Montreal War Monument (335 Main Street, Winnipeg)
Unveiled on 5 December 1923 in front of the Bank of Montreal in Winnipeg, this bronze statue of a First World War soldier replaced a temporary cenotaph that had stood on this corner from 1920 to early 1923 that had been developed through the effort of Eva Lillian Jones. The monument commemorates the 231 bank employees from across Canada who died in the conflict. It was sculpted by noted American sculptor James Earle Fraser (1876-1953) and modeled after Captain Wynn Bagnall, 58th Field Artillery, a member of the bank’s Winnipeg staff.
“Montreal bank statue unveiled,” Winnipeg Tribune, 5 December 1923, page 3.
“Miss Eva L. Jones, educationalist, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 June 1928, page 4.
Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and June Dutka.
Page revised: 9 November 2018
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