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Manitoba History No. 89
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No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Eaton’s Employee War Memorial (Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

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

These monuments once stood in the Eaton’s department store in Winnipeg, in commemoration of its employees who had been killed during military service in the First World War and Second World War. They were removed prior to demolition of the store to make way for a sports arena. Near the monuments is a statue of businessman Timothy Eaton, also from the former department store.

Eaton's First World War Monument

Eaton’s First World War Monument (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Eaton's Second World War Monument

Eaton’s Second World War Monument (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89311, W97.14424
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War Casualties (Manitoba)

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Herbert Edward Armer

Freight Receiver

8th Battalion, Canadian Inantry

Private

15 March 1896

9 August 1918

Arthur John Barnes

Nightwatchman

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

2 May 1886

30 December 1916

Parkyn Sydney Bishop
[Fort Rouge Methodist, Next of Kin]

Transportation

1st Battalion, London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)

2nd Lieutenant

1892

30 November 1917

Stanislas Blaha

Tailor

3e Chasseurs Polonais, “Haller’s Army”

?

31 May 1894

2 June 1918

John    Bowton

Carpenter

5th Field Company, Canadian Engineers

Sapper

9 December 1881

11 August 1918

William Brandon

Boxmaker

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

15 May 1894

4 April 1916

George McQueen Brown

Clerk

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

29 July 1893

25 October 1916

Lloyd Stanley Caldwell
[First Baptist, Vimy Ridge]

Clerk

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

20 May 1891

8 May 1917

Rae Cameron
[Roland, Next of Kin]

Clerk

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

28 January 1888

8 October 1916

Samuel Callis Chambers

Butcher

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

16 September 1877

30 March 1918

George Christy

Clerk

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

15 March 1896

9 August 1918

Philip Thomas Clark

Clerk

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

15 May 1894

13 May 1917

Richard J. Collins

Picture Framer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

26 September 1893

30 October 1920

H. Cook

?

?

?

?

?

William Cook

Packer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

3 May 1895

21 August 1917

John Cooke
[Next of Kin]

Clerk

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

5 February 1894

6 November 1917

John Henry Copeland

Clerk

7th Divisional Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery

Sergeant

?

21 May 1918

Thomas Edwin Crozier

Draftsman

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

3 September 1891

9 August 1918

Robert Joseph Curry

Farm Labourer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

9 May 1897

26 April 1917

Thomas McFee Daniel
[Next of Kin]

Golf Club Maker

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Private

28 January 1889

17 September 1916

Jules Benjamin Alfred Desaleux

Packer

76th Battery Reserve Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery

Gunner

21 October 1887

25 May 1917

William Douglas
[Next of Kin]

Warehouse Clerk

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Sergeant

3 February 1889

8 October 1916

J. Doyle

?

?

?

?

?

William Duncan

Employee (T. Eaton Company)

2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Private

?

7 November 1914

Francis Herbert Elders

Caterer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

27 July 1880

30 October 1917

Reginald Elsey

Butcher

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

19 May 1894

9 April 1917

Frank Gardiner Flowers

Clerk

Canadian Forestry Corps

Private

5 August 1882

17 July 1919

William Gilchrist
[Next of Kin]

Grocery Clerk

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

20 August 1887

30 August 1917

John Barker Gould
[Masonic, Next of Kin]

Manager

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Captain

12 June 1883

21 October 1918

Charles Frederick Johnson Green

Clerk

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

9 December 1897

24 June 1918

John Thomas Guest

Chauffeur

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Private

18 December 1888

10 October 1916

James (John) Hamilton

Labourer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

3 December 1889

25 April 1915

Norman Hanks

Bookkeeper

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

26 August 1890

2 September 1918

David Gibson Harrold 

Clerk

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

29 June 1894

28 January 1916

Albin Z. D. Henderson

Driver

28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1 June 1886

18 July 1918

Charles Forsey Hickman

Packer and Shipper

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

9 October 1893

12 April 1917

John Walker Hildred

Assistant Manager (T. Eaton Company)

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

Private

11 December 1889

8 May 1915

David Andrew Hilland

Farrier

4th Division Ammunition Column, Canadian Field Artillery

Staff Sergeant

1 May 1891

16 October 1918

Joseph Henry Hughes

Store Clerk

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

19 May 1890

11 January 1917

R. Humphries

?

?

?

?

?

Robert Edward Hutt
[Kelvin, Next of Kin, Vimy]

Clerk

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

17 March 1896

8 August 1917

Harold Mervyn Iles

Packer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

6 August 1890

15 October 1918

M. Jacquin

?

?

?

?

?

Nelson Jarvis
[Field Ambulance, Next of Kin]

Clerk & Stenographer

11th Field Ambulance, Canadian Army Medical Corps

Private

4 June 1887

29 September 1918

Russell Wortman Jepson

Clerk

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

8 April 1895

25 April 1915

James Hogarth Johnston

Carpenter

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

22 December 1886

23 April 1915

W. S. Johnston

?

?

?

?

?

Vernon Rhydwen Jones

Salesman

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Armourer Quartermaster Sergeant

13 September 1880

31 March 1917

Harry Lewis Kaye

Dry Goods Clerk

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

6 August 1898

8 August 1918

Andrew Kincaid

Chauffeur

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

18 January 1890

6 November 1917

James Lainsbury

Butter Maker

Royal Canadian Dragoons

Lance Corporal

11 March 1890

30 March 1918

Arthur Walter Lake

Clerk

54th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

31 December 1881

9 April 1917

William Law
[Next of Kin]

Clerk

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

8 June 1892

20 May 1915

John Clark Leitch
[Masonic]

Clerk

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

27 October 1886

28 September 1918

William Lewis

Druggist

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

6 August 1892

25 April 1915

George Banks Manson

Night Watchman

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

8 September 1883

6 October 1916

Henry McClure
[Vimy Ridge, Next of Kin]

Checker

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

23 February 1891

23 August 1917

Hugh Alexander McCuaig

Barrister

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

12 January 1884

5 February 1919

James Campbell McGimpsey

Dry Goods Clerk

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

28 March 1891

13 April 1918

Charles Raymond McKendrick

Clerk

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

7 August 1891

15 September 1916

Joseph McMurray

Salesman

Canadian Reserve Artillery

Gunner

16 April 1888

2 May 1920

Leslie Mindenhall

Clerk

1st Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery

Sergeant

5 December 1891

1 June 1915

Charles Frederick Mitchell
[Kelvin, Next of Kin]

Clerk

1st Canadian General Hospital, Canadian Army Medical Corps

Private

15 February 1898

19 May 1918

John Alfred Montgomery

Clerk

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

2 December 1891

16 September 1917

G. Moon

?

?

?

?

?

W. Morgan

?

?

?

?

?

Robert William Mountain

Checker

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

19 January 1897

9 April 1917

Sydney Edward Mowll

Clerk

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

30 December 1890

6 June 1916

Clarence Lehman Myers MM

Horse-shoer

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

27 November 1890

28 August 1918

Fred O. Park

Assistant Manager

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

5 February 1886

15 November 1918

John Herbert Parks

Teamster

The Fort Garry Horse

Private

28 April 1894

9 May 1919

Frederick Davis Pollard
[Next of Kin]

Upholsterer

Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship), Canadian Army Medical Corps

Private

12 May 1888

27 June 1918

John Robb
[Next of Kin]

Watchmaker

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

28 June 1897

1 September 1918

Webster Young Ryan MM

Sales Clerk

Cavalry Machine Gun Squadron, Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Private

31 May 1893

8 April 1918

Duncan James Scott

Sales Clerk

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

12 April 1890

7 July 1915

Walter Seed

Clerk

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

13 June 1889

3 June 1917

Richard Siberry

Clerk

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

9 July 1894

6 May 1915

Peter Stewart Sim

Photographer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

13 September 1895

6 May 1917

Alexander Smith

Tailor

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

5 October 1888

20 October 1916

Stanley Smith

Stenographer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

15 June 1898

21 May 1915

H. Smith

?

?

?

?

?

Earl Ross Smyth
[Souris]

Engraver

101st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

15 April 1916

Charles Albert Speirs

Photographer

203rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

8 August 1896

27 December 1918

Percy Sprunt

Clerk

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

26 January 1893

14 June 1916

Leo Bernard Tedeschi

Upholsterer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

12 January 1879

14 April 1919

Charles Trickett

Teamster

Cavalry Machine Gun Squadron, Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Private

12 March 1889

23 March 1918

James Tyrie

Mail Packer

24th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

6 November 1898

11 November 1916

Gilbert Vance

Parceler

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

6 August 1898

25 June 1919

R. Wilson

?

?

?

?

?

William Wilson

Shipper

9th Field Ambulance, Canadian Army Medical Corps

Private

22 August 1897

29 August 1918

Thomas Worrall

Grocery Packer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

17 April 1887

5 June 1916

Michael Wright

Doorkeeper (T. Eaton Company)

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

19 September 1893

3 May 1917

George Edward Yule

Sweeper

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

16 July 1880

9 April 1917

Second World War Casualties (Manitoba)

Name

Occupation

Eaton’s Store

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Gordon Douglas Russell Baird

Mail Order Clerk

Winnipeg

111 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

6 September 1920

16 July 1942

Arthur John George Barnes

Messenger

Winnipeg

138 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer Class II

15 May 1921

28 April 1944

Joseph Roy Barnett

Postal Messenger and Cash Carrier

Winnipeg

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

17 August 1921

14 January 1943

Charles Robert Sayre Blenkhorn

Manager of Carpentry Shop

Winnipeg

Royal Canadian Air Force

Sergeant

1921

4 May 1943

Leslie Gordon Emanuel Burnett

Assistant Manager

Winnipeg

426 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

5 January 1922

24 August 1943

Duncan Campbell

Store Clerk

Winnipeg

Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

Corporal

23 October 1920

20 July 1944

William Douglas Campbell

Clerk

Winnipeg

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

24 September 1922

7 November 1945

Alfred Carlson

Receiver

Winnipeg

426 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

21 November 1923

27 January 1944

Thomas Stuart Carnegie

Clerk

Winnipeg

138 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

14 July 1922

1 June 1944

John William Collister

Clerk - Assistant Manager Groceteria

Brandon

12 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

19 October 1923

29 July 1944

Kenneth Crawford

Clerk

Dauphin

432 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

1 March 1924

3 January 1944

Ralph Nelson Adams Creswell

Stockman

Winnipeg

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

9 November 1916

31 May 1942

Robert King Crow

Stock Keeper / Assistant Manager of Foodateria

Winnipeg / Fort William

153 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer Class I

13 March 1910

16 January 1945

Haraldur Johannes Davidson

Assistant Cashier and Bookkeeper

Winnipeg

47 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

1 August 1912

26 October 1942

Alexander Fotheringham Dawson

Radiotrician

Winnipeg

South Saskatchewan Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Lieutenant

9 September 1903

19 August 1942

William Robert Dawson

Adjusting Clerk

Winnipeg

Winnipeg Grenadiers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Company Quarter Master Sergeant

12 February 1915

16 August 1944

Vernon Fairbank Dodds

Mechanic

Winnipeg

405 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

5 October 1920

21 July 1944

David Taylor Dorward

Shipper

Winnipeg

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

16 October 1919

3 June 1943

William Jonn Edwards

Checker

Winnipeg

HMCS Levis

Ordinary Seaman

5 March 2018

19 September 1941

Lloyd George Elliott

Clerk & Stockman

Winnipeg

402 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

25 February 1918

29 March 1942

Earl Roy Fairey

Grocery Clerk

Winnipeg

425 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

26 August 1909

29 July 1944

John Manson Finnie

Sales Clerk

Winnipeg

253 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

7 October 1920

15 May 1944

William Swanton French

Salesman - Clothing

Winnipeg

Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

Lieutenant

27 October 2018

24 October 1944

Thomas William Sidney Goddard

Salesman

Winnipeg

Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

Staff Sergeant

3 February 1921

2 September 1944

Orton Douglas Harrison

Assistant Manager Hosiery Department

Winnipeg

158 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

23 August 1915

22 September 1943

Howard Moore Hemenway

Baker

Winnipeg

47 General Transport Company

Private

4 October 1920

7 October 1943

Douglas Alden W. Kirkpatrick

Cloth Cutter

Winnipeg

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Lieutenant

6 November 1918

28 August 1944

Douglas Beatty Leach

Door Mechanic

Winnipeg

Royal Canadian Air Force

Leading Aircraftman

9 May 1920

10 June 1941

James Leslie

Truck Driver

Winnipeg

12th Armoured Regiment, Three Rivers Regiment, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Sergeant

29 July 1909

17 May 1944

John Lindsay

Driver / Mechanic

Winnipeg

Fort Garry Horse, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Sergeant

31 May 1905

16 July 1942

Samuel George Livinstone

Mail Order Clerk

Winnipeg

419 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

6 March 1922

13 May 1944

Arthur Clarence MacGillivray

Messenger

Winnipeg

192 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

28 November 1922

25 May 1944

Alexander Edward MacGregor

Clerk

Winnipeg

Royal Canadian Air Force

Observer

23 August 1916

18 August 1942

Donald James MacPherson

Clerk

Winnipeg

150 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

21 May 1915

9 November 1942

Harold William Main

Assistant Manager

Winnipeg

6th Royal Welch Fusiliers

Lieutenant

23 February 1913

19 August 1944

Stanley Wilbur Matthews

Clerk

Winnipeg

403 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Lieutenant

29 November 1918

18 November 1943

Archibald McClintock

Sales Clerk

Winnipeg

408 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

8 June 1917

15 April 1942

Lloyd George McKinnon

Garage Mechanic

Winnipeg

206 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

9 August 1915

28 September 1944

Andrew More

Radio & Music Mail Order Department

Winnipeg

HMCS Fraser, Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve

Able Seaman

18 July 1910

25 June 1940

Alexander John Morrison

Clerk

Winnipeg

103 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

24 May 1916

13 July 1944

William Angus Munroe

Stock Recorder

Winnipeg

Lake Superior Regiment (Motor), Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Sergeant

15 February 1917

10 August 1944

Harold Frederick Oakenfold

Scaler & Stamper

Winnipeg

Royal Canadian Air Force

Leading Aircraftman

20 May 1922

24 July 1943

John Douglas Patey

Painter

Winnipeg

61 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

18 August 1920

31 May 1942

John William Lyle Patterson

Shipper

Winnipeg

427 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

13 June 1922

25 November 1944

Lesley Louise Perkin

Telephone Operator

Winnipeg

Royal Canadian Air Force (Women’s Division)

Corporal

14 October 1912

9 October 1945

Francis Arthur Pfeffer

Mail Order Clerk

Winnipeg

117 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

1 February 1915

27 March 1944

Reginald Frank Charles Porter

Clerk

Winnipeg

69 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer Class II

31 October 1917

21 April 1943

James Andrew Ringer

Druggist

Winnipeg

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

15 September 1919

9 June 1944

John Cameron Sails

Statistician

Winnipeg

92 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

24 May 1916

27 March 1943

Robert George Earl Silver

Sales Auditor

Winnipeg

432 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

8 June 1920

2 February 1945

Stanley Maurice Smith

Display Man and Commercial Art

Winnipeg

115 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

10 May 1921

22 November 1943

Joseph Stanley Sobin

Truck Driver

Winnipeg

419 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

10 March 1920

3 August 1943

Frederick Stratford

Hardware Manager

Brandon

227 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

1 October 1912

6 December 1944

Raymond Frederick Thoresen

Stock and Floor Stock Manager

Winnipeg

7th Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany’s)

Lieutenant

2 July 1920

14 January 1945

Leslie Raymond Wheatcroft

Parcel Checker

Winnipeg

Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

3 June 1919

6 July 1945

George Thomas Wilson

Salesman

Winnipeg

18th Armoured Car Regiment, 12th Manitoba Dragoons, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Lieutenant

22 October 1920

6 April 1945

Richard Wood

Druggist

Winnipeg

Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

28 October 1911

15 December 1941

Henry Kenneth Young

Clerk & Salesman

Winnipeg

426 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

15 June 1914

16 March 1944

See also:

Manitoba Business: T. Eaton Company

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Eaton’s Department Store (Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Timothy Eaton Statue (Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Eaton’s Employee War Memorial (Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Eaton’s Printing Plant and Warehouse (130 Galt Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Eaton’s Department Store (Main Street North, Dauphin)

A Store Like No Other: Eaton’s of Winnipeg by Russ Gourluck, Winnipeg: Great Plains Publications, 2004.

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).

This page was prepared by Darryl Toews and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 July 2019

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