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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Boissevain War Memorial (Mill Road, Boissevain)

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A monument on the grounds of the Boissevain Hospital commemorates local soldiers killed during military service. It was unveiled originally in July 1924.

Boissevain War Memorial

Boissevain War Memorial (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.22557, W100.06035
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

William Henry Anderson

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

12 April 1917

Bernard William Ashley

Printer

49th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

12 August 1918

Frederick Francis Beaton

Farm Labourer

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1883

19 September 1916

Randolph Cecil Booth

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

22 January 1888

28 April 1917

Donald Clifford Bowes

Grain Buyer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1892

28 October 1917

Frederick Arnold Bowes

Clerk

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

8 March 1917

James Lawrence Bowes

Banker

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

28 February 1917

B. Chambers

?

?

?

?

?

Ezra Cooper

Painter

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1884

13 November 1917

William Henry Coward

Drug Clerk

10th Field Ambulance, Canadian Army Medical Corps

Private

1892

14 November 1917

Lionel M. Crow

Farm Hand

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1894

2 June 1916

Walter Dymond

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1890

3 May 1917

Clarence Donald

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

21 September 1916

A. Forbes

?

?

?

?

?

R. Frost

?

?

?

?

?

William Goll

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

1896

8 August 1918

Norman Davidson Gordon
[Lakeside]

Bank Manager

The Fort Garry Horse

Corporal

19 July 1885

8 July 1917

F. Harris

?

?

?

?

?

Harkness Hazelwood

Farmer

46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

2 September 1918

John Thomas Hickman

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1891

10 August 1918

Charles William Hill

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

20 November 1895

22 October 1917

George Lawrence Holditch

Farmer

Royal Canadian Dragoons

Private

29 October 1890

30 March 1918

Dallas Ellis Holroyd

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1887

10 April 1917

Charles Percy Insley

Farmer

45th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1877

24 March 1915

Hugh Stanley Johnson

Clerk

24th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

1896

3 October 1918

Gordon Harshaw Little

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

10 April 1917

Lionel Marsh

Farmer

42nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

2 October 1916

William McCarthy

Farm Labourer

3rd Tunnelling Company, Canadian Engineers

Sapper

9 November 1870

27 November 1916

Arthur William McLachlan

Railway Mail Clerk

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

2 October 1918

Francis Miles

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1884

13 October 1918

Joseph Allan Neil

Railway Section Head

1st Depot Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

25 June 1918

Robert John Neil

Gas Engineer

1st Battalion, Canadian Engineers

Lance Corporal

1889

25 January 1919

Lawrence Smith Opperman

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

8 October 1916

Frederick Charles Peachey

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1892

15 September 1916

Bertram Melvin Penhale

Farm Labourer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1895

13 May 1917

Harry Plummer

Fireman

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1892

8 October 1916

A. Reid

?

?

?

?

?

William Henry Remnant

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

10 April 1917

David Ribbans

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1883

10 April 1917

James Bertram Oswald Roe

Farm Labourer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

23 June 1916

Harry Seddon

Tractor Engineer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

?

10 August 1918

W. Sharpe

?

?

?

?

?

William Percy Slater

Farmer

2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1886

25 November 1916

George Lander Smith

?

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

?

29 May 1916

Charles Gordon Stacey

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1897

26 August 1918

Henry Steggles

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1884

21 September 1916

George Frederick Sunderland

Farm Labourer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1880

2 September 1918

Ernest Talbot

Farm Labourer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

6 March 1918

Archie Lloyd Taylor

Student

46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

26 October 1917

Albert Edwin Terry

Butcher

46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1892

30 October 1917

George Bernard Till

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1877

3 June 1917

James Lancelot Thompson

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1892

16 June 1917

George Frederick Turner

Farm Labourer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1892

29 March 1917

Thomas Henry Tyreman

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

3 June 1917

Lawrence Louden Wark

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

7 May 1917

Charles McNicol Whyte

Farmer

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

CSM

4 June 1892

7 September 1919

Thomas Wilson

Farmer

2nd Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Corporal

1892

28 August 1918

Clarence Delbert Wright

Farmer

Canadian Cavalry, The Fort Garry Horse

Private

1895

10 August 1918

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

John Keith Armstrong

433 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

1920

29 July 1944

Doris Burney

Canadian Women’s Army Corps

Private

1918

23 December 1943

Robert Alexander Clark

4 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

Lance Bombardier

15 December 1918

31 August 1944

Albert Lloyd Fox

78 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

1920

21 December 1942

John Gardner

106 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

1922

20 December 1942

Cecil John Graham
[Minto]

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Rifleman

4 September 1920

6 June 1944

Alfred Edward Hamilton

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s)

Private

21 January 1914

10 August 1944

Harvey Robert Hammond

11th Armoured Regiment, Ontario Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery Corps

Trooper

1918

12 September 1944

Gordon William Holditch

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

1922

17 August 1943

John Lightfoot Keown

424 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

1919

6 December 1944

William Fraser Kinsley
[Minto]

The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

Private

17 March 1918

1 November 1944

Douglas Peter Lamont
[Minto]

Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

3 November 1918

22 April 1943

Spencer Edwin Leppert
[Minto]

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

29 August 1923

7 December 1944

Earl Rennick Little
[Minto]

Regina Rifle Regiment

Rifleman

19 July 1920

25 September 1944

Donald John MacDonald
[Minto]

1st Armoured Car Regiment, Royal Canadian Dragoons

Trooper

2 August 1924

16 April 1945

Charles Robert Moore

Royal Canadian Air Force

Corporal

1911

19 July 1943

William Mowatt
[Minto]

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

11 February 1908

23 May 1944

Dougald Archibald McDonald

Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Lieutenant

?

24 September 1944

Bernard Penner

4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards, Royal Canadian Artillery Corps

Private

1910

25 September 1944

Alan Hughes Ransom

8th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

Sergeant

1916

24 May 1944

Murray Kerr Sexton

207 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

1922

25 February 1943

Clifford Smith

Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

Private

1921

24 May 1943

Claire Douglas Stroud

192 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

1922

25 May 1944

Robert Thomas James Welch

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

1919

23 December 1943

John Howard Wilson

Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Company Quartermaster Sergenat

8 February 1913

17 August 1944

Sources:

Beckoning Hills Revisited: Ours Is a Goodly Heritage - Morton-Boissevain 1881-1981

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 Marc George for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 16 March 2016

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