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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Foxwarren War Memorial (Foxwarren, Municipality of Prairie View)

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This monument in Foxwarren, in the Municipality of Prairie View, was erected in 1921 to commemorate soldiers from the local area killed during military service. Purchased from the Neepawa firm of Guinn & Simpson at a cost of $2,950, the monument was topped by a granite figure of a soldier carved in Italy. The committee responsible for the monument was led by Foxwarren Mayor Louis Armit and an unveiling ceremony was held on 11 November 1921.

Foxwarren War Memorial (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.51775, W101.15365
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Edmund Augustus James Baird

Machinist

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1891

25 October 1916

Robert Baird

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

30 September 1918

John Cecil Bottomley

Mechanical Engineer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

3 September 1916

James Edgar Coyne

Farmer

Lord Strathcona’s Horse

Private

1896

30 March 1918

Norman Edgerton Darling

Bookkeeper

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1890

14 May 1916

Leonard Stanley Denham

Farm Labourer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Lance Corporal

1889

29 September 1918

Albert James Eddy

Farmer

28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

6 June 1916

Arthur Walton Hall

Blacksmith

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1887

3 June 1917

James Hews

Carpenter

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1890

3 November 1917

Charles Lavallee

Labourer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1890

26 September 1916

James Leonard McQuay
[St. Lazare]

Student

6th Field Company, Canadian Engineers

Sapper

1891

26 February 1916

Thomas Littleton Selby

Carpenter

107th Battalion, Canadian Pioneers

Private

1890

7 March 1917

George Shewan Simpson

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1877

31 October 1917

John Edward Taylor

Carpenter

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1891

9 August 1918

Harry Younger

Farm Hand

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

1876

15 August 1917

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Norman Alexander Diamond

Perth Regiment

Private

1920

29 September 1944

James Garnett Falloon

575 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

1917

21 March 1944

Thomas Henry Lazenby

420 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer

1911

17 August 1943

Leslie Robert Low

Royal Canadian Air Force

Sergeant

1919

19 August 1942

Robert MacGranachan

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

1919

25 December 1942

Louis Peppin

Winnipeg Grenadiers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

1922

19 December 1941

Eric William Sherritt

Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

Private

1913

19 August 1942

Leslie Llewellyn Williams

Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

1921

1 June 1944

Ronald Lenard Williams

272 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

1922

22 November 1944

See also:

MHS Centennial Business: Guinn & Simpson

Sources:

Foxwarren War Memorial, The Foxwarren News, 11 May 1922.

The Fox’s Tale: The History of Foxwarren and the Consolidated School District #525 by Foxwarren and District History Book Committee, edited by Ruth McNarry Meldrum, 1989.

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.

Page revised: 17 June 2017

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