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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brooklands War Memorial (1613 Logan Avenue, Winnipeg)

Built in 1935 by the volunteer labour of members from the Royal Canadian Legion Brooklands and Weston Branch, this war memorial’s inscription of "They Served Till Death" is dedicated to local soldiers killed in service of Canada during the First World War and those which subsequently died of wounds sustained therein. Initially located on the east side of the adjacent Legion’s Memorial Hall, the eight-foot monument itself is comprised of rocks brought from all other branches of the Legion’s Manitoba command and topped with a slab of Tyndall stone. Among those present at the unveiling on 20 June 1935 was MLA and Major-General H. D. B. Ketchen and Reverend W. Gordon Maclean. The monument’s base was later updated reflect the ultimate sacrifice of members during the Second World War and Korean War.

Brooklands War Memorial

Brooklands War Memorial (August 2015)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N49.92055, W97.19152
denoted by symbol on the map above


“To unveil cairn at Legion branch,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 July 1935, page 6.

“Unveil memorial cairn,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 July 1935, page 3.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 October 2015

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