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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bird’s Hill War Memorial (Bird’s Hill, RM of East St. Paul)

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A monument in the village of Bird’s Hill in the Rural Municipality of East St. Paul commemorates people who were killed during military service. The monument was dedicated originally on 13 September 1925 by Rev. R. W. Ridgeway of St. Thomas’ Anglican Church and Rev. J. W. McAlpine of Bird’s Hill United Church. It was unveiled before a crowd of around 100, including families of the fallen, along with East St. Paul Reeve W. J. Dawson and Councillors, Police Magistrate W. G. Scott, ex-Reeve A. E. Sperring, municipal Secretary-Treasurer W. Gorham and R. D. Waugh.

Bird's Hill War Memorial

Bird’s Hill War Memorial (September 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.97591, W97.00516
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War:

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

William Allen Bowen

Railway Foreman

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1874

9 April 1917

Herbert Gordon Bowen

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

15 January 1894

23 October 1918

Bertie William Brown

Carpenter

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

19 April 1888

11 August 1918

Kenneth Campbell

Labourer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1879

13 October 1918

Walter Starks Chudleigh

Clerk

4th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1890

12 June 1916

Alexander Gallie

Market Gardener

1st Siege Battery, Canadian Garrison Artillery

Gunner

1879

7 November 1917

Edward Garvie

Market Gardener

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

8 November 1917

James Allen George

Labourer

2nd Tunnelling Company, Canadian Engineers

Sapper

1884

24 August 1917

Henry Willmott Hoddinott

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1887

22 April 1917

R. Jones

?

?

?

?

?

Albert Knowles

?

?

?

?

?

Andrew Anton Osipa

Farmer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

13 June 1890

2 June 1916

Archibald Nellis Peters

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

15 August 1917

James Peterson

Labourer

90th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

1873

26 March 1917

Thomas William Henry Morris Reid

Blacksmith

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

15 August 1917

Frederick John Sargent

Teamster

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1888

2 September 1918

Reuben Roy Taylor

Market Gardener

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

31 October 1917

George Watson

Farmer

1st Armoured Regiment, Royal Canadian Dragoons

Private

1895

23 April 1918

Second World War:

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Lochart Ballantyne

The Fort Garry Horse, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Trooper

24 October 1916

11 June 1944

Wilfred James Elcheshen

Royal Canadian Air Force

Aircraftman

1922

25 July 1943

Arthur John Hoddinott

407 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

1918

14 August 1944

Anthony Krasnuik

Canadian Provost Corps

Lance Corporal

1920

31 May 1944

Vernon Ronald Pritchard

Royal Canadian Artillery

Gunner

1921

1 May 1944

Ralph McGowan Reid

Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

Private

22 January 1914

11 June 1944

Sources:

“Birds Hill memorial monument dedicated,” Manitoba Free Press, 14 September 1925, page 7.

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).

War Memorials of Manitoba: A Beginning Inventory compiled by Patrick Morican BA MA, Winnipeg, 1996.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Darryl Toews, and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 6 June 2017

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