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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

Death Date

Private William Alfred Burton (1895-1916)

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

28 September 1916

Private John William Lau (1894-1917)

Machinist

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

7 April 1917

Private Frank Otto Lau (1897-1918)

Student

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

18 December 1918

B. Lock

?

?

?

Private Leonard Lounsbury (1896-1917)

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

10 November 1917

Lieutenant Duncan Alexander McGregor (1878-1916)

Grain Buyer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

8 September 1916

Private Eseck Rogers (1896-1916)

Farmer

2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

10 September 1916

W. H. Scott

?

?

?

Sapper Edgar Charles Silverwood (1896-1918)

Labourer

10th Battalion, Canadian Engineers

19 August 1918

Second World War:

Name

Service

Death Date

Leading Aircraftman Wesley Gilmour (1910-1942)

Royal Canadian Air Force

18 September 1942

Corporal Dorothy Maria Wakefield (1920-1945)

Women’s Division, Royal Canadian Air Force

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: 14 November 2014

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