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

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A monument at Basswood in the Rural Municipality of Oakview commemorating veterans of the Basswood, Cadurcis, and Fairmount areas killed during military service was unveiled at a ceremony on 2 September 1923.

Basswood War Memorial

Basswood War Memorial (July 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (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

15 November 1894

9 April 1917

Henry John Curwen

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

7 April 1895

15 August 1917

William James Day
[Armoury]

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

16 January 1894

2 September 1918

William John Gibson

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

14 September 1897

10 October 1917

Charles Henry Hollett

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

21 March 1884

3 June 1917

Edgar Charles Larcombe

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

24 December 1889

28 April 1917

Robert Henry MacDonald
[Rapid City]

Aviation

200th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

13 July 1897

25 May 1917

Lauchlan J. MacLean
[Rapid City]

Accountant

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

22 April 1883

26 October 1917

John Hector Neil MacMillan
[Minnedosa]

Farmer

2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

29 December 1891

12 November 1915

Donald George Matheson

Grain Buyer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

7 February 1882

9 April 1917

James Edmond McCullough

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1 February 1884

29 November 1918

Neil McPhail
[Rapid City]

Machinist

14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

2 February 1885

29 June 1916

Alexander Morrison

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

15 September 1888

15 October 1916

Edmond Nixon
[Kelwood, Rapid City]

Farm Labourer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

27 October 1886

6 November 1917

Roy Dickson Paine

General Merchant

Royal Air Force

Cadet

14 August 1897

10 October 1918

Robert Richardson

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

3 March 1895

9 April 1917

William Ellice Warwick

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

4 December 1882

7 April 1917

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Alexander John Anderson
[Rapid City]

61 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

1922

26 August 1944

James Richmond Blackwood

Royal Canadian Air Force

Leading Aircraftman

15 May 1922

25 September 1941

Walter Isaiah Feir

9th Field Squadron, Royal Canadian Engineers

Sapper

13 May 1921

27 August 1944

Thomas Makepeace

Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer

1923

31 May 1944

Arthur Clarke McNabb

407 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

23 March 1919

31 May 1943

MacKenzie Davidson Reid

197 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Lieutenant

21 November 1923

13 September 1944

Sources:

“Memorial Is Unveiled to Basswood Soldiers,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 September 1923, page 10.

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, David Ford, and Tim Worth.

Page revised: 12 June 2021

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