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Historic Sites of Manitoba: MacGregor War Memorial (Hampton Street, MacGregor, Municipality of North Norfolk)

Link to:
First World War | Second World War | Other | Sources

This monument beside the United Church in MacGregor, in the Municipality of North Norfolk, was erected in commemoration of soldiers from the local area killed during military service. It features a stone sculpture of a soldier craft by St. Boniface sculptor Nicolas Pirotton.

MacGregor War Memorial

MacGregor War Memorial (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.96587, W98.78054
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Leslie Balsdon

Farm Labourer

21st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1891

2 April 1916

Joseph Ralph Bilton

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

16 November 1917

Harold Wilfred Bousfield

?

Royal Air Force

Cadet

1896

11 September 1918

Garnet Chester Cairns

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1892

26 October 1917

Lindsay Harvey Wright Cairns

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

27 June 1917

William James Collier

Clerk

2nd Battalion, Canadian Engineers

Sapper

1893

1 September 1918

John Croasdale

Butcher

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

?

29 October 1919

Bert Aaron Emms
[Argyle, Armoury, Stonewall]

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

21 August 1889

1 November 1918

Albert Dowell Fraser

Section Foreman

45th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1882

9 March 1916

Cecil Fox

Bank Clerk

107th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

10 February 1917

Roy Daniel Hotell

Farm Labourer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1890

31 August 1917

Leonard John Ironside

Labourer

107th Pioneer Battalion

Private

1890

15 August 1917

James White Love

Carpenter

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

27 December 1886

3 November 1917

Albert Charles Lye

Electrician

29th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

26 September 1916

St. Clair McGregor

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

15 September 1916

Charles Tupper McGregor

Bank Clerk

2nd Battalion, Canadian Engineers

Sapper

1896

6 February 1919

Richard W. McIntyre

Sailor

75th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

30 September 1918

Charles Maitland

Bank Clerk

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1889

27 October 1917

William Gordon Noble

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1890

10 August 1918

Arthur D. Percival

Farmer

Canadian Forestry Corps

Private

1892

4 September 1920

Alfred Quirion

Teamster

3rd Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Private

1890

28 August 1918

George Willis Rooke

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

28 September 1918

Francis Robert Sparrow

Farmer

14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

27 September 1918

Hubert Francis Liddell Stewart

HBC Shipbuilder

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1883

26 September 1916

William Hodson Stewart

HBC Purser / Fur Trader

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1888

25 September 1915

Geoffrey Septimus Stewart

Painter

Lord Strathcona’s Horse

Sergeant

1891

8 August 1918

Thomas Clarence Stinson

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

1 August 1918

Andrew Alexander Tait

Farmer

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1891

14 November 1917

David Nicholas Tarr

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

10 August 1918

Everett William Turner

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

28 October 1917

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Edwin Robert Bergquist

83 Squadron, Pathfinder Force, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

16 February 1915

13 October 1942

Mark Henry Brown DFC & Bar

249 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Wing Commander

9 October 1911

12 November 1941

Kenneth Allan Buckley

257 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Lieutenant

20 February 1920

1 March 1944

Lyall Foulton Douglas

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Private

6 October 1921

6 September 1944

William Ralph Gates

76 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Sergeant

2 May 1916

30 December 1941

George Everett Goodwin

HMSC Avalon, Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve

Stoker 2nd Class

16 March 1917

12 December 1942

Harold Joseph Emil Hill

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Lance Corporal

24 July 1918

26 July 1943

Arthur Leslie Horton

426 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

6 August 1918

9 May 1944

Edward Miles Hughson

Lincoln and Welland Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Corporal

11 January 1918

28 February 1945

James Howard Ireland

148 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

3 February 1924

12 September 1944

Charles Albert Kitson

405 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

18 July 1922

17 September 1942

Walter Alexander MacWilliam

7 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

1920

6 October 1944

Ivor Donald Olson

Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer Class I

1918

16 September 1944

Thomas Edward Parker

142 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

13 February 1918

21 October 1941

Edward Ralph Ritzer

HMCS Shawinigan, Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve

Stoker

1 October 1915

24 November 1944

Lavern R. Thompson

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Lance Corporal

26 May 1920

21 December 1944

John MacKay Wallace

427 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

20 December 1916

21 February 1945

Other

The seven men below perished in the crash of a Commonwealth Air Training aircraft on 26 January 1942, 2.25 miles northwest of MacGregor. A plaque commemorating them was dedicated on 25 June 1995.

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Thomas Cecil Bate

Royal Canadian Air Force

Leading Aircraftman

25 June 1900

26 January 1942

John Leslie Clark

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

?

26 January 1942

William John Dyson

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Lieutenant

1 June 1907

26 January 1942

William Frederick Field

Royal Canadian Air Force

Sergeant

30 May 1902

26 January 1942

H. W. Holland

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Sergeant

?

26 January 1942

Arthur Reginald Read Lane

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Sergeant

?

26 January 1942

John Henry Thrift

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

26 August 1899

26 January 1942

Sources:

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 Chris Carson, Darcy Hammett, and Beverley Anderson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 3 February 2019

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