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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Holy Trinity Anglican Church (256 Smith Street, Winnipeg)

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Erected in 1883-1884 on the north side of Graham Avenue between Donald and Smith streets in Winnipeg, to the designs of local architect Charles H. Wheeler, this picturesque limestone structure is a fine example of the High Victorian Gothic style. It displays a creative interpretation of the cruciform plan and a lively use of motifs such as dormer clerestory windows, buttresses, finials and hammer beam ceiling. The irregular outline, with attached parish hall and bell tower, recalls English parish churches. This church is the fourth to serve the parish since its incorporation in 1868. Set within a landscaped churchyard, Holy Trinity is a landmark in the heart of Winnipeg and a municipally-designated historic site. In 1990, a commemorative plaque was erected on its grounds by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

Located on the interior south wall of the sanctuary are two bronze plaques commemorating the members of the Fort Garry Horse (FGH) who died in service of their country during the First and Second World Wars. The plaques were unveiled on 22 June 1947 by Lieutenant Colonel R. F. Bingham (former FGH Commanding Officer) and dedicated by Reverend C. C. Carruthers (former FGH Chaplain and Major). Also present at the event was Brigadier M. H. S. Pendale and Brigadier R. O. G. Morton. A tribute parade was performed by members of the Fort Garry Horse Association 10th Armoured Regiment, along with cadets and the regiments’ band.

Plaques on the walls of the sanctuary commemorate parishioners who were killed during service in the First World War and Second World War. The First World War plaque was created by Alfred Howell, head of the art and sculpture department of the Toronto Technical School, and unveiled at a ceremony on 13 November 1921.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

?-?

John Grisdale (1845-1922)

Rectors' Wardens

Period

Rectors Warden

1868-1872

William Drever (1803-1887)

1873-1877

George B. Spencer (1812-1886)

1878-1880

George Frederick Carruthers (1846-1918)

1881

James Hamilton Rowan (c1831-?)

1882

S. W. Farrell

1883-1885

George B. Spencer (1812-1886)

1886

John Miles O’Loughlin (1849-1906)

1887

Thomas Gilroy (1848-1905)

1888

G. H. Balfour

1889-1891

T. Clark

1892-1895

R. H. Augur

1896-1898

John Miles O’Loughlin (1849-1906)

1899-1900

James Robert Jones (1848-1916)

1901-1902

John James Codville (1851-1915)

1903-1905

Robert Furby Manning (1856-1920)

1906-1908

George Frederick Carruthers (1846-1918)

1908-1909

John Clare Falls (1854-1924)

1910-1914

James G. Dagg (1860-1929)

1915-1918

Joseph Albert Merrick (1866-1952)

1919-1920

Henry Bruce Gordon (1855-1931)

1921-1922

D. C. MacLachlan

1923

D. Richardson

1924-1927

A. E. Stevens

1928

D. Richardson

1929

Bruce McBean (1873-1959)

1930

S. E. Harris

1931-1944

Henry Eugene “Harry” Sellers (1886-1970)

1945-1947

Benjamin Billingsley Smith (1881-1975)

1948-1950

M. Anderson

1951-1952

J. Rayner

1952

E. W. R. Butler

1953-1957

R. G. Boyd

1958-1960

Henry Bruce Boreham (1891-1987)

1961-1963

T. J. Norquay

1964-1966

W. F. VanBuskirk

1967-1969

R. K. Smith

1970-1972

W. J. Sproule

1973-1975

G. A. Grose

1975-1980

M. Tiller

1981-1982

J. Morrison

1983-1986

C. Martin

1987-1994

L. C. Taylor

1995-1999

S. Wiens-Hiebert

2000-2003

C. Bellamy

2004-2010

Leigh Taylor

2010-2016

Ab Chudley

2016

Joan C. Lloyd

Peoples' Wardens

Period

Peoples Warden

1868

J. Schultz

1869

H. T. McDermott

1870

William Gomez da Fonseca (1823-1905)

1871

Andrew McDermot (1790-1881)

1872

William Gomez da Fonseca (1823-1905)

1873

A. E. Wilson

1874-1875

Donald Codd (c1845-1896)

1876

G. Brown

1877

Andrew Strang (1849-1913)

1878-1879

R. H. Hunter

1880

Jeffry Hall Brock (1850-1915)

1881

S. W. Farrell

1882

Lansing M. Lewis (1854-1927)

1883

F. H. Mathewson

1884

F. B. Ross

1885-1886

Thomas Gilroy (1848-1905)

1887

G. H. Balfour

1888

John Miles O’Loughlin (1849-1906)

1889

William James Mitchell (1843-1907)

1890

Thomas Alderson Anderson (1855-1919)

1891

Richard Inglis Jones (1850-1934)

1892-1895

Thomas Robinson (1854-1908)

1896-1898

G. D. Martin

1899-1900

William Andrew Windatt (1860-1924)

1901-1902

Clifford Clarke Hague (1853-1927)

1903

Gordon Ogilvie Woodman (1855-1928)

1904-1908

Henry Bruce Gordon (1855-1931)

1909-1914

John Christy Macnab (1856-1932)

1915

James G. Dagg (1860-1929)

1916-1918

William Henry D’Arcy (1857-1936)

1919

D. Richardson

1920

D. C. MacLachlan

1921

D. Richardson

1922-1923

Henry Eugene “Harry” Sellers (1886-1970)

1924-1926

William Henry D’Arcy (1857-1936)

1927

D. Richardson

1928

D. C. MacLachlan

1929-1930

Henry Eugene “Harry” Sellers (1886-1970)

1931

D. C. MacLachlan

1932

D. Richardson

1933-1936

Benjamin Billingsley Smith (1881-1975)

1937-1942

J. Rayner

1943-1946

E. W. R. Butler

1947-1948

W. F. VanBuskirk

1949-1950

J. Rayner

1951-1952

R. D. Smith

1953

R. E. Adams

1954-1956

J. Rayner

1957-1968

R. E. Adams

1969-1971

B. C. Grose

1972-1973

T. Harriott

1974-1975

B. Wardrope

1976

B. Casey

1977-1979

W. J. Sproule

1980-1983

R. Gillespie

1984-1986

A. Stedman

1987

R. Gillespie

1988-1989

R. James

1990-1991

W. Buhr

1992-1995

G. Tanner

1996-1999

D. Graham

2000-2001

L. Taylor

2002-2003

W. Adkins

2004-2007

B. Duggan

2007-2009

Maurice Mearon

2009-2010

Ab Chudley

2010-2016

Joan Lloyd

2016

R. D. Loudfoot

Photos & Coordinates

Sketch of the Holy Trinity Church

Sketch of the Holy Trinity Church (circa 1889)
Source: Souvenir of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Toronto News Company, 1889.

Sketch of the interior of Holy Trinity Church

Sketch of the interior of Holy Trinity Church (circa 1889)
Source: Souvenir of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Toronto News Company, 1889.

Holy Trinity Anglican Church

Holy Trinity Anglican Church (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Interior of Holy Trinity Anglican Church

Interior of Holy Trinity Anglican Church (September 2015)
Source: George Penner

Holy Trinity commemorative plaque

Holy Trinity commemorative plaque (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Fort Garry Horse memorial plaques

Fort Garry Horse memorial plaques (November 2014)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89260, W97.14264
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War Casualties

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Osborne James Armstrong

Grocery Clerk

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

10 May 1884

29 September 1916

James Walter Beach

Storeman

28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

3 July 1884

10 October 1915

Charles Stuart Belcher MC
[Next of Kin, Vimy Ridge]

Insurance Agent

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Major

3 February 1891

11 May 1917

Leslie Kenneth Belcher MC
[Next of Kin]

Clerk

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Captain

16 August 1895

29 September 1918

Clement Scott Burnett
[Next of Kin]

Bookkeeper

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

13 September 1897

17 August 1918

George Washington Burnett
[Next of Kin]

Accountant

The Fort Garry Horse

Private

21 May 1894

24 September 1918

Evan John Baynes
[St. Philips]

Misc. (Aviator Cadet) Manager

42nd Wing, Royal Air Force

Lieutenant

5 July 1889

26 June 1918

Archibald Barker

Steamfitter

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

4 September 1888

8 October 1916

Frederick Robert Cuffley
[Next of Kin, Winnipeg Police]

Police Constable

61st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

18 June 1887

26 July 1915

Elmer Thomas Craven
[Next of Kin]

Student

203rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

6 May 1898

19 October 1916

Phillip Walter Detmold

Clerk

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

25 November 1894

18 April 1917

Ainslie St. Clair Dagg
[Next of Kin, Nursing Alumnae]

Nursing

15 General Hospital, Canadian Army Medical Corps

Nursing Sister

5 February 1892

29 November 1918

Walter A. Dawson MM
[City Hall, Next of Kin, Winnipeg Hydro]

Electric Cableman

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

29 September 1887

4 June 1918

Cecil Ackroyd Falls
[IODE, Next of Kin]

Bank Clerk

3rd Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery

Gunner

15 December 1897

7 November 1917

Frederick James Fisher
[Next of Kin]

Mechanical Engineer

7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

16 January 1889

10 November 1917

Alec George

Plumber

7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

3 February 1893

8 June 1915

Wilfred Edwin Ham
[Electric Railway, Next of Kin, St. Matthew's Anglican]

Street Car Conductor

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

8 January 1893

14 June 1916

J. H. Holman

?

?

?

?

?

Edmund Lally Howell
[Law Society, Next of Kin]

Barrister

5th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Captain

25 April 1876

27 July 1916

Albert Lane Jackson
[Next of Kin]

Traveller

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

7 May 1882

21 November 1916

S. E. Jones

?

?

?

?

?

Walter Kelly MC
[Next of Kin]

Storer, CPR

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

24 February 1890

19 August 1917

William Kirkham

?

?

?

?

?

Douglas Arthur Leamon

Rental Manager

8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment

Lieutenant

11 June 1890

14 August 1917

W. Lee

?

?

?

?

?

Edward George Lowman
[Next of Kin]

Stock Broker

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

10 January 1888

19 February 1917

Herbert Lockhart

Pipefitter

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

31 October 1884

13 July 1916

James Macnab
[Next of Kin]

Clerk

8th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers

Second Lieutenant

23 December 1891

19 August 1915

George Banks Manson
[Next of Kin, Eatons]

Night Watchman

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

8 September 1883

6 October 1916

William Duncan Millican
[Next of Kin, Transcona]

Civil Engineer

10th Field Company, Canadian Engineers

Sergeant

15 January 1875

28 August 1916

A. Martin

?

?

?

?

?

Ernest D’Harcourt McMeans
[Law Society, Next of Kin]

Barrister-at-Law

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Captain

6 May 1889

22 May 1915

Mowbray MacDonell Perdue
[Law Society, Next of Kin, Vimy Ridge]

Barrister-at-Law

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

8 August 1890

9 May 1917

Frederick Henry Pope
[City Hall, Next of Kin, Winnipeg Police]

Police Constable

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Company Sergeant Major

3 July 1888

19 January 1917

Archibald Roy Rajotte
[Next of Kin]

Electrician

6th Field Company, Canadian Engineers

Sapper

28 June 1888

13 May 1917

Alan Skirving Richardson
[La Verendrye School, Next of Kin, Osler Hammond & Nanton]

Accountant

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

16 May 1895

25 July 1916

James Freer Richardson MD

?

49th Indian General Hospital Indian Medical Service

Captain

1884

27 November 1919

Frank Walter Seager

Bread Salesman

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

31 March 1891

25 April 1915

Herbert Stanley Swan
[Austin, Electric Railway, Next of Kin, St. Philips]

Electrician

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

3 November 1891

25 November 1916

William Julian George Swan
[Austin, Gladstone, Next of Kin, St. Philips]

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

10 March 1889

17 October 1916

Arthur Thornton
[Next of Kin, Stovels]

Pressman

10th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery

Sergeant

16 July 1889

5 November 1917

Walter James “Ollie” Turnbull MC
[Next of Kin]

Bank Clerk, Royal Bank of Canada

10th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery

Captain

3 October 1891

14 November 1916

Henry Atholl Charles Wallace
[Next of Kin]

Agent

10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Captain

30 May 1879

22 April 1915

J. Wombron

?

?

?

?

?

H. Whitelaw

?

?

?

?

?

Second World War Casualties

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Willis Keeton Addison

Loyal Edmonton Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Corporal

1 March 1914

12 December 1943

Arthur William Boyle

Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

13 May 1912

1 January 1943

Stanley Dawson

408 (RCAF) Squadron, Royal Air Force

Pilot Officer

?

14 January 1944

Robert Graham Devenish

Royal Canadian Engineers

Lieutenant

16 July 1916

5 April 1941

John Dartry Erzinger

102 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

4 November 1917

13 May 1943

George Allen Gates

Algonquin Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

12 May 1924

27 February 1945

Leonard Manning Hobday

Canadian Grenadier Guards, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Lieutenant

15 May 1922

21 August 1944

Frederick Edward Hodge
[Royal Winnipeg Rifles]

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Major

17 May 1919

8 June 1944

William Lees

4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Private

15 February 1917

15 December 1944

Frank Walter Walker

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Corporal

8 November 1912

4 July 1944

Ernest Graham Longley

Royal Air Force Ferry Command

Flight Engineer

?

9 February 1943

John “Jack” Christian Ungerer

North Nova Scotia Highlanders, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

7 June 1923

21 August 1944

Peter Kenneth Lovat

HMCS Charlottetown, Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve

Engine Room Artificer

20 July 1919

10 September 1942

George Russell Mallindine

The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

Signalman

29 June 1910

14 June 1944

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lyall House (830 Wolseley Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fort Garry Horse Monument (Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fort Garry Horse Museum and Archives (551 Machray Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Holy Trinity Anglican Church (246 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Matthew’s Anglican Church (641 St. Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg)

Holy Trinity Anglican Church

Sources:

“Churches honor members who fell during war,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 November 1921, page 2.

“Fort Garry Horse War memorial to be unveiled,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 June 1947, page 10.

“Bronze memorial plaque unveiled,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 June 1947, page 3.

“Plaque honors Fort Garry Horse,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 June 1947, page 4.

[Photo caption], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 June 1947, page 14.

Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

We thank Nathan Kramer and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 20 November 2022

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