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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Medical College (770 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg)

The Manitoba Medical College, incorporated in April 1884 as the first such school west of the Great Lakes, was reorganized in 1919 as the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Manitoba. At the entrance to its building, erected in 1922, are plaques commemorating the founders of the college, as well as a plaque listing its graduates and students who lost their lives in the North West Rebellion (1885), South African War / Boer War (1900) and the First World War (1914-1918).

Manitoba Medical College Entrance and Founders Plaque

Manitoba Medical College Entrance and Founders Plaque (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Manitoba Medical College Entrance and Founders Plaque

Manitoba Medical College Entrance and War Memorial Plaque (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Manitoba Medical College Entrance and Founders Plaque

Closeup of Memorial Plaque
Source: Jean Paterson

Site Location (lat/long): N49.87490, W97.23505
denoted by symbol on the map above

Founders of the Manitoba Medical College

Robert Johnston Blanchard (1853-1928)

Robert George Brett (1851-1929)

Théogène Fafard (c1850-1890)

Alexander Hugh Ferguson (1853-1911)

Robert Buchanan Fergusson (1839-1890)

James Wilford Good (1852-1926)

James Robert Jones (c1852-1916)

James Kerr (?-1911)

Andrew McDiarmid (1854-?)

James Patterson (1841-1925)

William Robert Douglas Sutherland (1849-1909)

James William Whiteford (1847-1888)

David Henry Wilson (1855-1926)

Graduates and Students Killed in Wars

North West Rebellion (1885)

Alexander M. Fergusson (son of R. B. Fergusson)

Boer War (1900)

Andrew Blyth Byng

First World War (1914-1918)




Death Date

Cpt. St. Clair Dunn (1880-1918)

Physician & Pharmacist

Canadian Army Medical Corps attached to Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

9 March 1918

Lt. James Blain Haverson (1891-1916)


104th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps

25 June 1916

Pte. George William Hepworth (1894-1917)

Medical Student

11th Field Ambulance, Canadian Army Medical Corps

6 July 1917

Cpt. Ethelbert Eldridge Meek (1877-1918)


3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, Canadian Army Medical Corps

30 May 1918

Pte. Daniel Fleming Pack (1894-1917)


Canadian Army Medical Corps

12 September 1917

Cpt. Harry Adolph Sharman (1892-1918)


Canadian Army Medical Corps

28 March 1918

Cpt.Thomas Hazel Whitmore (1889-1918)


10th Training Depot, Canadian Army Medical Corps

8 August 1918

See also:

MHS Centennial Organization: University of Manitoba


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 Jean Paterson and Darryl Toews for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 August 2014

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