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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Birtle War Memorial (Main Street, Birtle, Municipality of Prairie View)

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In October 1927, a monument was erected in Birtle, in what is now the Municipality of Prairie View, in commemoration of soldiers from the local area killed during military service.

Birtle War Memorial

Unveiling the Birtle war memorial (October 1927)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2016-0012

Birtle War Memorial

Birtle War Memorial (August 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.42199, W101.04357
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Frederick William Barnes MM
[Blenheim, Minnedosa]

Jeweller

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

17 October 1895

31 August 1918

George W. Black

?

?

?

?

?

George Vernon Bonner

Farm Hand

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1885

14 October 1916

Joseph Bunyan

Carpenter

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1898

28 March 1918

James Wiliam Corr

Blacksmith

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1892

14 May 1918

Robert Simon Dair

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1883

27 August 1916

William Davey

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1890

9 April 1917

David Alexander Fraser Dickson

Notary Public

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

1887

9 April 1917

Arthur Doig

Hardware Clerk

200th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

1893

25 May 1917

William Earle

Chauffeur

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1889

21 May 1915

William George Ediss

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1888

30 October 1917

James Anderson Fisher

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1889

13 August 1917

Frederick Charles Flynn

Cook

24th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1876

17 September 1916

J. Grant

?

?

?

?

?

John R. Haines

Bridge Carpenter

3rd Pioneer Battalion, Canadian Pioneers

Pioneer

1879

19 May 1916

Wilbur Walter Joynt Haines

Clerk

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1894

26 August 1918

William Henry Haynes

Farming

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

2 August 1890

21 November 1916

John Hazel

?

?

?

?

?

Harrry Ireland

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1888

29 October 1916

Walter Charles Jordan

Mechanic

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1887

16 August 1918

John Richard Kenward

Farmer

2nd Brigade, Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Private

1892

10 August 1918

Ernest Frederick Ledbetter

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1887

12 November 1918

Neil Stuart Malcolm
[Blenheim]

?

Royal Field Artillery, British Army

Bombardier

? July 1875

13 November 1916

Kenneth Menzies

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

8 August 1918

Paul Newsham MM

Farmer

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Private

1886

23 November 1917

Olaf Nyblad

Farm Hand

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

16 January 1917

Herbert Arthur Patton

Farmer

Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)

Private

1883

27 June 1918

Orlo Lydia Pound

Building Contractor

29th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1880

11 September 1916

Henry Stansfield “Harry” Rake
[Blenheim, Miniota]

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

5 August 1887

26 October 1917

Robert Short

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1892

16 August 1918

George Herbert Walker

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1876

9 August 1918

Percy Arthur Warner

Farm Labourer

28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

1892

15 September 1916

Vaughan David Watt

Farmer

28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1892

9 August 1918

Frank Wilby

Farmer

72nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

4 December 1888

2 April 1917

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Mike Baraskewick

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Lance Corporal

1921

5 July 1944

Frederick Lloyd Butcher

Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

1920

24 May 1944

George Herbert Finch DFC

Royal Canadian Air Force

Squadron Leader

1923

17 March 1945

Norman Harrison Gerrand

417 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

1923

23 July 1944

Garth Borland Johnson
[Miniota]

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

6 May 1922

26 November 1944

Stanley Earl McTavish

Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Lance Corporal

1921

18 July 1944

George Ernest Murray

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Rifleman

1924

6 June 1944

Warren Ainsley Roberts

405 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Lieutenant

1920

30 January 1944

Orville Ray Waterbury DFC

83 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Lieutenant Navigator

1920

12 March 1943

James Averd Wilson

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

1922

29 January 1943

Harold Earl Wilson

630 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

1916

27 July 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).

We thank Braden Boucher for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Darryl Toews, Gordon Goldsborough, and Allan Drysdale.

Page revised: 8 March 2017

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