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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kelwood War Memorial (Kelwood, RM of Rosedale)

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A monument in front of the Royal Canadian Legion in Kelwood, in the Rural Municipality of Rosedale, was erected in commemoration of soldiers from the area killed during military service. It was unveiled at a ceremony on 26 June 1931.

Kelwood War Memorial

Kelwood War Memorial (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.62567, W99.46145
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Roy Campbell

Contractor

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1891

30 October 1917

Harry Dougan

Farm Labourer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1891

15 September 1916

Harry Philip Eady

Stationary Engineer

85th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1885

27 September 1918

Hugh Oswald Emmons

Engineer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1886

26 October 1917

James Alexander Fairley

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1894

23 September 1916

Hugh William Gardiner

Clerk

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

26 September 1916

William Henry Hearn
[Neepawa, Neepawa Methodist]

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

1892

10 August 1918

John Milton Ingram

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1893

15 September 1916

Melville George Ingram

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1895

15 September 1916

John Mann

Farmer

3rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1891

3 September 1916

Edmond Nixon

Farm Labourer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1886

6 November 1917

Thomas James Smallman

Motorman

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1895

5 June 1916

William Smallman

Labourer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

?

5 January 1917

James Smith

?

?

?

?

?

Joseph Willerton

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

9 April 1917

Thomas Arthur Worsey

Student

7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

1882

8 September 1916

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Alfred Andrews

Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

1912

19 August 1942

Melvin Charles Cox

Lake Superior Regiment (Motor), Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

1925

13 April 1945

Herbert Hubert Hugo Hillbach

Reginal Rifle Regiment

Rifleman

1918

22 April 1945

Alexander McRae
[McCreary]

Royal Canadian Artillery

Gunner

1901

26 December 1944

Merveyn Lloyd Murphy

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

Sergeant

1916

6 June 1944

John Harold Saunders

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

Corporal

1915

27 August 1944

Cecil Robert Spratt

149 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Flight Sergeant

1916

30 July 1942

Elmer Vernon Stewart

10th Field Squadron, Royal Canadian Engineers

Sapper

1918

26 May 1944

Keith Robertson Wood
[Cypress River, Stonewall, Stony Mountain]

51 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

19 September 1921

26 June 1943

Sources:

Kelwood Bridges the Years 1890-1967 by the Kelwood Centennial Committee, 1967, page 67.

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, Christian Cassidy, and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 23 November 2019

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