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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

Birth Date

Death Date

William Alfred Burton

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1895

28 September 1916

John William Lau

Machinist

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1894

7 April 1917

Frank Otto Lau

Student

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1897

18 December 1918

Herbert Lock

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

23 June 1888

1 November 1918

Leonard Lounsbury

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

10 November 1917

Duncan Alexander McGregor

Grain Buyer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

1878

8 September 1916

Eseck Rogers

Farmer

2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

10 September 1916

W. H. Scott

?

?

?

?

?

Edgar Charles Silverwood

Labourer

10th Battalion, Canadian Engineers

Sapper

1896

19 August 1918

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Wesley Gilmour

Royal Canadian Air Force

Leading Aircraftman

1910

18 September 1942

Dorothy Maria Wakefield

Women’s Division, Royal Canadian Air Force

Corporal

1920

11 May 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).

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 3 January 2016

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