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Manitoba History No. 89
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No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Berbank Memorial Church (Municipality of Grassland)

In 1919, the school districts of Bertha and Riverbank united to build a church as a memorial to four men, Jack Fisher, Harry Hardwick, Harry Martin, and Cecil Minary who gave their lives in the First World War. The church, in what is now the Municipality of Grassland, served as a place of worship and creation until it closed in 1966. In 1944, the people of the Berbank district dedicated a plaque in front of the church to local pioneers and those who served in the First World War, Second World War, Korean War, and peacekeeping. The congregation united with one at Nesbitt in June 1966, forming the Nesbitt-Berbank United Church, and the former church building was used as a community centre.

Berbank Memorial Church

Berbank Memorial Church (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.53274, W99.91336
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War Fatalities

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

John Thompson “Jack” Fisher
[Next of Kin, Wawanesa, Wesley College]

Student

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

25 December 1890

30 August 1917

Joseph Henry Hardwick

Farmer

5th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery

Acting Bombardier

14 October 1893

13 April 1917

Henry Lyle Martin

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

25 April 1890

22 November 1918

Cecil Edmund Minary

Farmer

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

6 July 1895

28 August 1918

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Nesbitt-Berbank United Church (Nesbitt, Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Riverbank School No. 384 (Municipality of Grassland)

Sources:

Oakland Echoes, 1879-1970 by J. B. Rome, 1970, page 21.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 25 March 2019

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