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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Griswold War Memorial (Griswold, RM of Sifton)

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A monument at Griswold in the Rural Municipality of Sifton commemorating local First World War casualties was unveiled in 1920 at a ceremony attended by Col. J. G. Rattray and Premier T. C. Norris. A second plaque for Second World War casualties was added later. The concrete plaster on the monument was redone in 1998 for the centennial celebration in town.

Griswold War Memorial

Griswold War Memorial (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Griswold War Memorial

Griswold War Memorial (September 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.77454, W100.47117
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

John Carlisle

Farmer

3rd Divisional Supply Column, Canadian Signal Corps

Private

22 May 1890

22 October 1925

George Hugh Chandler

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

25 January 1898

16 July 1918

Henry Augustus Cheeseman

Clerk

10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

20 April 1894

1 May 1917

Stuart Bathurst Cheeseman

Farm Labourer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

16 November 1878

28 September 1918

Herbert Crampain

Farmer

4th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

13 January 1896

30 September 1918

Roland Donogh

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

16 November 1895

12 April 1917

Carlyle Douglas
[Armoury, Brandon College]

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

18 December 1895

5 June 1916

Samuel Dowan

Farm Labourer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

25 December 1892

28 April 1925

William Arthur Durston
[Armoury]

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

6 July 1894

15 September 1916

James Frederick Essie

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

27 December 1898

22 June 1924

H. Fontaine

?

?

?

?

?

David Liddell Graham

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles / 47 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Private

20 June 1893

24 June 1918

Frank Gudefin

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

17 January 1891

13 January 1918

Roger Beauchamp Humphreys
[Armoury]

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

19 August 1885

2 September 1918

John William Isbister

Clerk

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

6 July 1893

27 January 1937

James Murray Isbister

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

6 January 1895

28 February 1926

Ivan Adelbert Landon

Farmer

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

13 December 1894

12 October 1916

Roland Luxton

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

7 March 1890

4 November 1917

Isaac James Marchbank

Farmer

1st Canadian Infantry Works Battalion

Private

10 July 1887

24 May 1918

Stanley Oliver Michie

Student

5th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery

Gunner

20 June 1898

16 November 1917

Eric James Milne

Clerk

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

23 July 1892

7 April 1917

Gilbert Moore

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

16 March 1894

24 March 1918

Manis Myrick

Farmer

1st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

September 1896

20 August 1928

John Erle Sager

Farm Labourer

31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

9 July 1895

14 November 1917

John Taylor

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

14 March 1883

9 September 1917

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Frank Robert Gordon

Fort Garry Horse, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Trooper

12 July 1919

6 June 1944

Stanley Ross Michie

Fort Garry Horse, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Sergeant

28 March 1917

5 July 1944

Duncan Russell

3 Medium Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

Bombardier

20 September 1921

22 July 1944

Melville Ernest Russell

10th Armored Regiment, Fort Garry Horse, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Lance Corporal

23 August 1920

19 February 1945

Robert Scott

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Corporal

6 November 1915

8 June 1944

Charles William David Wright

Fort Garry Horse, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Trooper

18 July 1921

11 June 1944

Sources:

“Memorial shaft to Griswold men who died in war,” Brandon Daily Sun, 4 October 1920, page 2.

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).

We thank George Penner and David Ford for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Darryl Toews, Gordon Goldsborough, and Tim Worth.

Page revised: 18 November 2020

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