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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Basswood and District War Memorial (Basswood, RM of Oakview)

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A monument in the village of Basswood in the Rural Municipality of Oakview commemorates veterans of the Basswood, Cadurcis, and Fairmount areas who were killed during military service.

Basswood War Memorial

Basswood War Memorial (July 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.30061, W100.03405
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Thomas Edward Cassady

Butcher

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

9 April 1917

Henry John Curwen

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

15 August 1917

William James Day

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

2 September 1918

William John Gibson

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

10 October 1917

Charles Henry Hollett

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1884

3 June 1917

Edgar Charles Larcombe

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1889

28 April 1917

Donald George Matheson

Grain Buyer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1882

9 April 1917

James Edmond McCullough

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1884

29 November 1918

Robert McDonald

Aviation

200th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

25 May 1917

Lauchlan J. McLean

Accountant

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1883

26 October 1917

Neil Angus McMillan

Truck Driver

Canadian Railway Troops

Private

1886

17 October 1918

Neil McPhail

Machinist

14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1885

29 June 1916

Alexander Morrison

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1888

15 October 1916

Edmond Nixon

Farm Labourer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1886

6 November 1917

Roy Dickson Paine

General Merchant

Royal Air Force

Cadet

1897

10 October 1918

Robert Richardson

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

9 April 1917

William Ellis Warwick

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1884

7 April 1917

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Alexander Anderson

61 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

1921

26 August 1944

Thomas Makepeace

Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer

1922

31 May 1944

James Richmond Blackwood

Royal Canadian Air Force

Leading Aircraftman

1922

25 September 1941

Arthur Clarke McNabb

407 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

1919

31 May 1943

Walter Isaiah Feir

9th Field Squadron, Royal Canadian Engineers

Sapper

1921

27 August 1944

MacKenzie Davidson Reid

197 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Lieutenant

1923

13 September 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 Allan Drysdale, Darryl Toews, Gordon Goldsborough, and Tim Worth.

Page revised: 4 August 2017

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