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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Douglas War Memorial (Douglas, RM of Elton)

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A stone monument on Railway Street next to the Douglas Community Hall, at Douglas in the Rural Municipality of Elton, is topped by a German Maxim Spandau 7.92-mm machine gun from the First World War. It was erected by veterans to commemorate comrades killed in the war and unveiled by Brigadier-General H. D. B. Ketchen at a ceremony on 17 November 1922. Next to it a monument commemorating pioneers of the Douglas district.

Douglas War Memorial

Douglas War Memorial (2010)
Source: Allan Drysdale

Douglas Pioneer Monument

Douglas Pioneer Monument (2010)
Source: Allan Drysdale

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89412, W99.70609
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Loran Llewellyn Broad
[Armoury]

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

4 April 1888

10 August 1918

Thomas Percival Broad
[Armoury]

?

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

?

9 October 1916

Alexander Campbell

Labourer & Mechanic

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

18 October 1919

William George Doak
[Brookdale]

Farmer

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

9 February 1894

26 October 1917

Harry Faggetter

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

1 November 1918

James Henry Leith

?

8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), British Army

Private

1884

25 September 1915

Joseph Wilfred Madder

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

1 November 1918

William John McGowan

Teamster

100th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1892

10 October 1916

George McLean

Teamster

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

11 August 1918

Charles Rollings
[Armoury]

Farmer

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

13 July 1881

18 July 1917

Thomas Shepperson

Butcher

Canadian Engineers

Private

1897

30 November 1918

George Westcott

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1876

21 October 1917

Frank Whitall

Farmer

2nd Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment, British Army

Private

1 June 1888

17 November 1914

Sources:

“Roll of honour,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 August 1918, page 7.

“Brandon,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 November 1922, page 20.

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 Tighe McManus for providing additional information used here.

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

Page revised: 1 November 2020

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