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Manitoba
History

No. 87


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Broadway First Baptist Church (706 Honeyman Avenue, Winnipeg)

Link to:
Clerics | Photos & Maps | Sources

This church was established in 1938 when the congregation of First Baptist Church merged with Broadway Baptist. The pipe organ in the church was obtained from the former Tivoli Theatre. A bronze tablet in honour of members of the congregation who died during the First World War was unveiled at a memorial service held on 10 October 1920. The service was conducted by Reverend W. E. Matthews and included addresses by Sir James Aikins and Major-General H. D. B. Ketchen.

Clerics (Broadway Baptist)

Period

Cleric

1906-1907

Rev. P. G. Mode

1907-1910

Rev. J. Willard Litch

1910-1911

Rev. J. A. Ford

1911-1913

Rev. J. C. Bowden

1913-1915

Rev. A. V. Sowerby

1916-1928

Rev. W. E. Matthews

1928-1936

Rev. J. H. Slimon

1937

Rev. S. J. Farmer

1938-1939

Rev. S. A. Westcott

Clerics (Broadway First Baptist)

Period

Cleric

1939-1946

Rev. S. A. Westcott

1947-1948

Rev. Carl Farmer

1948-1953

Rev. E. M. Checkland

1954

Dr. A. J. Paul

1954

Dr. William C. Smalley

1955-1959

Rev. Ralph J. Cummings

1959-1964

Rev. W. McMahon

1964-1966

Rev. L. V. Hultgren

1966-1967

Rev. G. Swan

1969

Rev. K. Stone

1969-1974

Rev. A. Gaspar

1974

Rev. D. Knipfel

1975-1982

Rev. W. A. Sturgess

1982-1984

Rev. F. Demaray

1985-1987

Rev. S. Frayne

1987-1988

Rev. J. W. Dick

1988-1996

Rev. B. Watson-Burgess
Rev. L. Watson-Burgess

1996-1997

Rev. D. Schonewille

1997

Rev. J. W. Dick

1997-1998

Rev. T. Sojonky

1998

Rev. J. W. Dick

1999

Rev. W. A. Sturgess

1999-?

Rev. F. Rupert

Photos & Maps

Broadway First Baptist Church

Broadway First Baptist Church (April 2017)
Source: Christine Loff

Interior of Broadway First Baptist Church

Interior of Broadway First Baptist Church (June 2017)
Source: George Penner

Interior of Broadway First Baptist Church

Interior of Broadway First Baptist Church (June 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.88524, W97.16399
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War Casualties

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Lloyd Stanley Caldwell
[Eatons, Vimy Ridge]

Clerk

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

20 May 1891

8 May 1917

Arthur Claydon DFC
[Canadian Club, Next of Kin]

General Contractor

32 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Captain

25 September 1885

8 July 1918

Albert Vail Cosgrove
[Melita, Melita School, Next of Kin]

Chauffeur

27 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Second Lieutenant

21 March 1894

25 September 1918
(died in aerial combat)

Montague Leonard Davey

Brand Manager

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

Private

14 May 1895

15 September 1916

Frank De Mill
[Next of Kin]

Clerk

102nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

20 October 1895

2 September 1915

Walter Buell Dunham

Sheet Metal Worker

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

6 January 1886

25 September 1916

James Leonard Ellacott
[Next of Kin]

Bookkeeper

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

10 November 1887

26 September 1916

William Johnston Millar

Salesman

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

3 May 1893

10 August 1918

Robert Clinton Malton

Gentleman

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

28 March 1886

15 September 1916

Charles Melville Sayer
[Next of Kin]

Student

4th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps

Second Lieutenant

1894

17 June 1917

Bertram Stewart Taylor
[Lakeside]

Bank Clerk (Union Bank of Canada)

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

15 January 1895

3 October 1916

Hordur Thorsteinson
[Next of Kin]

Driver

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

27 March 1892

28 April 1917

Wilmot Emmerson Turner

Theatrical

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

14 February 1888

15 September 1916

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: First Baptist Church / Calvary Temple (400 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Tivoli Theatre (115 Maryland Street, Winnipeg)

Broadway-First Baptist Church

Sources:

"Unveil Tablet Honoring Dead: Major-Gen. Ketchen and Sir James Aikins Take Part in Broadway Ceremony," Winnipeg Tribune, 11 October 1920, page 5.

We thank Alice-Marie Dyck for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Darryl Toews, Christine Loff, and George Penner.

Page revised: 8 December 2018

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