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

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A monument in the village of Forrest, in the Rural Municipality of Elton, was erected in commemoration of soldiers from the local area killed during military service.

Forrest War Memorial

Forrest War Memorial (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.96613, W99.93808
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War:

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Death Date

William Alfred Burton (1895-1916)

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

28 September 1916

John William Lau (1894-1917)

Machinist

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

7 April 1917

Frank Otto Lau (1897-1918)

Student

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

18 December 1918

B. Lock

?

?

?

?

Leonard Lounsbury (1896-1917)

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

10 November 1917

Duncan Alexander McGregor (1878-1916)

Grain Buyer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

8 September 1916

Eseck Rogers (1896-1916)

Farmer

2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

10 September 1916

W. H. Scott

?

?

?

?

Edgar Charles Silverwood (1896-1918)

Labourer

10th Battalion, Canadian Engineers

Sapper

19 August 1918

Second World War:

Name

Service

Rank

Death Date

Wesley Gilmour (1910-1942)

Royal Canadian Air Force

Leading Aircraftman

18 September 1942

Dorothy Maria Wakefield (1920-1945)

Women’s Division, Royal Canadian Air Force

Corporal

11 May 1945

Sources:

Soldiers of the First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Veterans Affairs Canada.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 24 January 2015

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