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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Clanwilliam War Memorial (Clanwilliam, RM of Minto-Odanah)

Link to:
First World War | Second World War | Other | Sources

A monument in Clanwilliam in the Rural Municipality of Minto-Odanah was erected on 7 August 1921 in memory of people from the local area killed during military service.

Clanwilliam War Memorial

Clanwilliam War Memorial (July 2011)
Source: Christian Cassidy

Postcard view of the Clanwilliam War Memorial

Postcard view of the Clanwilliam War Memorial (circa 1925)
Source: Robert Alldritt

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.36108, W99.81538
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Emil Anders Peter Anderson

Blacksmith

Canadian Engineers

Sapper

1885

9 December 1917

Harold Joseph Ash

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

8 August 1918

John Attenborough

Farmer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1886

18 May 1915

Joseph Beebe

Labourer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

6 April 1916

Irwin Faryon Brown

Farmer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1886

17 March 1917

John Walter Arthur Bryson

Farm Labourer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

9 April 1917

Sam Carter
[Minnedosa]

Farm Labourer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

18 June 1884

6 June 1916

Francis Russell Cook
[Minnedosa]

Drug Store Clerk

Royal Air Force

Cadet

1898

7 August 1918

Harry J. Cook
[Minnedosa]

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

24 March 1895

9 April 1917

Edgar Hutchinson Eldred

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1887

15 September 1916

George Basil Ewens
[Agricultural College, Minnedosa]

Farmer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

8 September 1888

27 December 1914

Harold John Hulbert

Farmer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

24 April 1915

Charles Gabriel King

Labourer

107th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1889

30 April 1918

Herman Klemet

Farmer

3rd Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Private

1894

11 July 1919

James Madill

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1887

28 October 1917

Robert E. McJannet

Clerk

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1895

2 June 1916

Lyman McMillan

Carpenter

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1883

29 May 1916

Alfred John Minns

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1884

12 December 1919

Hubert Mullen

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

9 April 1917

George Pedersen

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1889

11 April 1917

Harry James Proven

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Sergeant

1893

29 September 1918

Ernest Albert Proven

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1895

12 April 1917

Hugh Lewin Rance

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

6 March 1885

9 April 1917

John Alfred Raney

Farmer

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1887

8 August 1918

Hugh Robert Sanderson

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1893

26 October 1917

Andrew Soucy

Brakeman

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1888

9 August 1918

Gilbert Stead

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1888

20 May 1918

Jacob Syslak

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1890

15 September 1916

C. Thompson

?

?

?

?

?

Archibald Edward Vanderpump

Farmer

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Captain

1892

27 August 1918

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Wilfred John Thomas Birch

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Lance Corporal

1918

6 June 1944

Ray Harold Dow

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Rifleman

1915

21 February 1945

Wilfred Arthur Josland

4th Field Ambulance, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

Private

1921

22 December 1944

William Thomas Beilby McBratney

Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

1914

10 September 1942

Harold Alexander Moad

5th Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

1920

2 December 1943

Walter Carl Pedersen

21st Operational Training Unit, Royal Canadian Air Force

Observer

1908

14 September 1942

Douglas Pollon

Essex Scottish Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

1924

24 February 1945

Joseph Raymond Pollon

Royal Canadian Air Force

Sergeant

1924

28 May 1944

Gerald Harvey Woodcock

78th Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

1918

30 July 1943

Kenneth John Woodcock

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Rifleman

1920

30 March 1945

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).

“The Clanwilliam memorial,” Minnedosa Tribune, 11 August 1921, page 3.

We thank Robert Alldritt for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Darryl Toews, Christian Cassidy, and Tim Worth.

Page revised: 26 December 2019

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