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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Langruth War Memorial (Langruth, Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)

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A monument at Langruth, in the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone, was erected in commemoration of soldiers from the Langruth area killed in the First World War and Second World War.

Langruth war memorial

Langruth war memorial (March 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Langruth war memorial

Langruth war memorial (August 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.38744, W98.67575
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War





Birth Date

Death Date

Walter Bjornson


8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry



13 August 1918

James Burford


107th Canadian Pioneers



28 March 1917

Harold Howell Hilliard


52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry



8 August 1918

Thomas Thordarson


Lord Strathcona's Horse



27 May 1917

Second World War




Birth Date

Death Date

Frederick James Abel

Winnipeg Grenadiers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps


2 January 1902

28 November 1942

Lancelot Matthew Allardyce

Calgary Highlanders, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps


23 May 1904

10 October 1940

Walter Lynwood J. Arksey

460 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

6 April 1905

11 June 1944

Albert Lloyd Bjarnason

424 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer Class II

12 November 1920

29 July 1943

Gowan Vernon Gibson

267 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

2 June 1918

11 July 1943

John Allan Gray

Winnipeg Grenadiers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps


1 August 1920

13 December 1941

Bjarni Halldorson

9 Field Squadron, Royal Canadian Engineers


10 August 1912

10 August 1944

George Charles Hatch

Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

7 August 1917

20 February 1944

Einar Victor Isfeld

Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada


19 March 1915

6 April 1945

Philip Malcolm Matthews

408 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

22 June 1920

9 November 1942

Robert James McDonald

Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps


28 February 1918

5 March 1945


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 (

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 Tim Worth and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 14 January 2022

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