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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Knox Presbyterian Church / Knox United Church (400 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg)

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Clerics | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

The first Knox Presbyterian Church, built in 1868, was located at the corner of Fort Street and Portage Avenue. The second Knox Presbyterian Church was located at the intersection of Princess Street and Ellice Avenue. The present-day church was constructed at 400 Edmonton Street between 1914 and 1918 on a design by Winnipeg architect John Hamilton Gordon Russell. In 1993, a plaque was erected at the site by the Manitoba Heritage Council. On 28 May 2010, a lightning strike broke off one of the four spires from the church’s tower.

A memorial tablet to members of the congregation killed in the First World War was unveiled on 17 October 1920 by Frederic Beal DuVal, pastor emeritus of the church. DuVal’s son William was killed in the war and his name appears on the tablet.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1874-1881

James Robertson (1839-1902)

1881-1888

?

1888-1916

Frederic Beal DuVal (1847-1928)

Photos & Coordinates

Postcard view of the second Knox Presbyterian Church

Postcard view of the second Knox Presbyterian Church (circa 1909)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2015-0054

Postcard view of Knox United Church

Postcard view of Knox United Church (1926)
Source: Rob McInnes, WP3085

Knox United Church

Knox United Church (no date) by Henry Kalen
Source: Archives of Manitoba (MHS 1979 Photo Exhibit)

Knox United Church

Knox United Church (April 2017)
Source: George Penner

Interior of Knox United Church

Interior of Knox United Church (April 2017)
Source: George Penner

Interior of Knox United Church

Interior of Knox United Church (April 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89537, W97.14897
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War Casualties

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Minto Torrance Adamson
[Next of Kin]

Surveyor

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

13 July 1885

3 June 1915

Lewis MacKenzie Bean
[Canadian Bank of Commerce, Next of Kin]

Clerk

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

29 December 1892

23 April 1915

John Scott Cameron
[Law Society, Gladstone, Manitoba College]

Barrister at Law (Finkelstein Levinson & Cameron)

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

19 April 1883

8 November 1918

Harold Reid Campbell
[Carman, Carman St. Andrew's Presbyterian, Law Society, Next of Kin, Manitoba College]

Student

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

17 February 1892

25 October 1916

Alfred Charles Carey

Tinsmith

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

18 April 1899

16 August 1916

Harry Moncrief MacGill Cheyne
[Next of Kin]

Clerk

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

22 January 1893

15 September 1916

Edward William DuVal

Superintendent, CPR

Princess Patrica's Canadian Light Infantry

Lieutenant

5 June 1885

2 July 1918

Thomas Crosbie Dunwoody
[Next of Kin]

Office Clerk

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

14 September 1894

8 October 1916

John Ogilvie Eggo
[Next of Kin]

Agent

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

19 November 1877

21 September 1916

Thomas Burton Forster

Rancher

2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment, British Army

Second Lieutenant

23 July 1886

10 June 1916

Edward Cecil Frank
[Assiniboine Lodge No. 114, Next of Kin, Manitoba College]

Real Estate

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

7 July 1885

9 February 1917

Simon Alexander Fraser MM
[Next of Kin]

Farmer

49th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

8 December 1890

30 October 1917

John Boyd Gibb
[Next of Kin]

Paperhanger

2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

4 December 1895

24 July 1916

Harry Finney Gibson

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

29 October 1885

30 March 1918

Ronald Joseph Graham

Student

5th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery

Gunner

23 December 1898

9 September 1918

John Gray
[Next of Kin]

Salesman

13th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

17 September 1878

9 October 1916

James Hall

Miner

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

22 September 1883

28 September 1916

Ralph Conklin Henderson
[Next of Kin]

Accountant

2nd Company, Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Private

26 February 1892

6 November 1917

Alexander McLean Houston MBE
[Next of Kin]

Insurance Broker

Military H.Q. (Ottawa) (Director of Records)

Lieutenant Colonel

2 October 1890

16 October 1918

Charles Inglis Jameson
[Law Society, Next of Kin, Manitoba College]

Law Student

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

23 February 1892

21 August 1916

Simon Albert Johnston
[Next of Kin]

Bridge Builder

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

11 March 1888

31 October 1916

Angus MacKinven
[Transcona, Transcona Memorial United Church]

Clerk

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

15 January 1888

20 October 1916

Benjamin McLeod
[Next of Kin]

Policeman

4th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery

Sergeant

7 January 1879

2 September 1918

John McLeod  

?

?

?

?

?

John Henry McLeod
[Great-West Life Assurance, Next of Kin]

Collector

100th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

24 April 1890

14 March 1917

Wilbert Angus McLeod
[City of Winnipeg Employees, Next of Kin, St. Matthew's Anglican Church]

Clerk

1st Battery, Canadian Garrison Artillery

Gunner

17 August 1893

9 August 1917

Ronald James McOnie
[Next of Kin]

Chartered Accountant

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

19 August 1887

23 April 1915

Duncan Michael
[Assiniboine Lodge No. 114 , Next of Kin]

Manager

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Major

12 March 1885

8 October 1916

Alexander Scott Mitchell

Bookkeeper

Lord Strathcona's Horse

Private

23 November 1893

8 August 1918

George Mitchell
[Next of Kin]

Surveyor

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

11 July 1884

13 April 1917

Peter Morrison

Chauffeur

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

12 May 1892

15 October 1918

Lamont Livingstone Paterson
[Deloraine, Law Society of Manitoba, Manitoba College, Next of Kin, United Church (Deloraine)]

Law Student

London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)

Second Lieutenant

19 December 1893

1 September 1918

Rupert William Schwitzer
[Kelvin Technical School, Next of Kin]

Student

46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

25 December 1897

17 September 1918

Hugh Gault Scott

Boiler Maker

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

17 June 1884

14 June 1916

John A. Scott

?

?

?

?

?

Harry Adolph Sharman
[Manitoba Medical College, Next of Kin]

Medical Doctor

Canadian Army Medical Corps

Captain

2 February 1892

28 March 1918

William Wilson Sharman
[Brandon Armoury, Next of Kin, UM Engineering Undergraduates]

Surveyor

47th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

1 September 1887

29 September 1918

Thomas Otto Stewart

Carpenter

28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

3 December 1889

6 June 1916

Alex Sutherland

?

?

?

?

?

John Sutherland DSO
[Next of Kin, Law Society]

Student-at-Law

116th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Major

30 September 1888

27 August 1918

Kenneth Sutherland

Laborer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

25 April 1893

26 October 1919

Alexander Taylor

Tailor

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

27 December 1890

25 July 1919

Thomas Lloyd Thompson
[Next of Kin]

Accountant

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

19 June 1885

17 August 1917

John (Jack) Douglas Verner MC & Bar
[City of Winnipeg Employees, Next of Kin, Wesley College]

Student

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Captain

5 May 1894

16 February 1919

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

“Unveil tablet at Knox church to dead heroes,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 18 October 1920, page 3.

Knox United Church, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

“Lightning strike knocks off piece of Knox United tower,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 May 2010.

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 Rob McInnes, George Penner, and Darryl Toews for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 April 2022

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