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Historic Sites
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitou War Memorial (Main Street, Manitou, Municipality of Pembina)

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A monument was erected by the Rural Municipality of Pembina and the Village of Manitou in commemoration of soldiers from the local area killed during military service. It is a municipally designated historic site.

Manitou War Memorial

Manitou War Memorial (July 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.24031, W98.53881
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

David Greig Aitken

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1883

2 April 1917

Alvin Wesley Andrew

Motor Driver

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1898

7 April 1918

Howard Allen Archer

Barrister-at-Law

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Captain

1882

24 January 1918

Alexander Armstrong

Labourer

31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

14 June 1916

Herbert Alfred Ascoli

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

?

10 April 1917

Robert Lee Barrett

Baker

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

26 September 1916

Lawrence Richard Beattie

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1887

30 October 1917

Edgar Ernest Beckett

Farmer

14th Company, Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Private

1897

9 April 1917

Edward James Biggar

Engineer (Steam & Gasoline)

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

1890

5 March 1918

Reginald Stellwagen Black

Bank Manager

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

1886

6 November 1917

Elmer Leeds Bolton

Bank Clerk

107th Pioneer Battalion, Canadian Pioneers

Private

1897

15 August 1917

Harold Albert Bolton MM

Banker

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

1896

20 June 1917

Wilbert George Bolton

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

1894

9 April 1917

Louis Ford Bond

Clerk

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1888

3 June 1917

Frederick John Bryant

Labourer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1878

22 April 1915

Edmund John Burke
[Lakeside, Vimy Ridge]

Bank Clerk

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

1896

3 June 1917

George Cade

Farm Hand

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1881

26 September 1916

William John Cassels

Clerk

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

6 October 1916

Claude Everard Cavanagh

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

4 June 1916

John Stanley Chaters

Labourer

13th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1882

8 October 1916

George Cobley

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1890

10 April 1917

Mark Cockle

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1890

10 April 1917

John Sleight Compton

?

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

?

27 September 1918

William Cooper

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

6 November 1917

Percy Lewis Crain

Farmer

31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1890

17 April 1917

Charales Henry Townsend Cripps

Telegraph Linesman

1st Division, Canadian Engineers

Sergeant

1886

13 September 1916

Daniel Crozier

Jeweler

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

9 April 1917

William Crozier

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1889

15 August 1915

Robert Crutchfield

?

British Army

Private

?

?

Thomas Dickson

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

10 April 1917

Robert Dixon

Farmer

Canadian Cavalry, Machine Gun Squadron

Private

1 July 1892

30 October 1918

Thomas Done

Gasoline Traction Engineer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

6 November 1917

William Albert Foord

Painter

49th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

28 April 1917

Archibald Galbraith

Blacksmith

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1879

10 April 1917

George William Gardiner

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1891

30 October 1917

Archibald Graham

Clerk

Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadian), R.C.A.C.

Private

1896

5 August 1915

Frederick Haycock

Butcher

28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1875

15 September 1916

William Hodgson

Printer

Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadian), R.C.A.C.

Corporal

1894

30 March 1918

Ronald Hoskins
[Canadian Club]

Barrister-at-Law

10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

1887

22 April 1915

Frank Houghton

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1890

9 April 1917

Clifford Crampton Hughes

Farmer

 

Private

1891

10 February 1918

Edgar Hutchinson

Tailor

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1880

2 June 1916

Douglas Routledge Johnston

Trainman

5th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery

Private

1890

13 October 1915

Ernest Kingsley Jones

?

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

?

12 April 1917

Hallgrimur Jonsson MM

High School Teacher

12th Squadron, Royal Air Force

Lieutenant

1885

3 September 1918

Wilbur Keating

Farmer

5th Canadian Mounted Rifles

Lance Corporal

1893

1 November 1917

William Henry Keown

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1898

10 November 1917

Léon Eugène Kern CdeG
[St. Boniface]

Farmer

170e régiment d’infanterie French Army

Soldat de 2e classe

4 May 1882

21 March 1915

Harvey Thomas Kivell

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

1894

1 October 1918

Findlay E. Lane

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

3 May 1917

William Charles Lang

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1891

20 September 1916

Albert Edwin Leaden

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

10 November 1917

Walter Lovell

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

9 August 1918

Walter Francis Lunn

Labourer

13th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

27 September 1918

William Martindale

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

14 April 1917

Charles Coutts Masson

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

28 September 1918

David Alexander McKenzie

Labourer

21st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1887

11 October 1918

James McKenzie

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

6 November 1917

John McKinley

?

Imperial Transport Service

Private

?

14 July 1916

Alexander McNab

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

8 October 1916

Alexander McPherson

Carpenter

7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1887

24 April 1915

Russell Melbourne

Labourer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1880

21 September 1916

William Harold Milligan

Labourer & Teamster

54th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1876

1 March 1917

Harry Milne

Blacksmith

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

11 November 1916

Edward George Mitchell

Policeman

1st Battalion, Canadian Labour Corps

RSM

1877

22 September 1918

John McNaughton Mitchell
[Darlingford]

Farm Hand

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

6 November 1889

30 October 1917

Alexander Mitchell

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

9 April 1917

Arthur Neill

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

1889

10 November 1917

David Scott Nichol

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1888

28 April 1917

Christopher Benoni Nicholl

Chemist

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

1882

30 July 1915

Hubert Mansel Nicholl

Mechanic

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

10 July 1871

11 September 1917

Cecil E. C. Owens

Fur Trader

2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1880

26 April 1915

John Owens

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1889

25 September 1918

Harry Gordon Park

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1898

8 August 1918

Albert Payne

Telegraph Operator

Royal Flying Corps

Private

1889

16 August 1917

William Neville Hurt Peel

Teamster

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1884

28 April 1917

Kenneth Fraser Perry
[Lakeside]

Bank Clerk

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

22 February 1897

15 August 1917

Andrew Petrie

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1889

9 April 1917

Albert Arthur Marc Eugène Ritaine
[St. Boniface]

Farmer

147e Régiment d'infanterie [French Army]

Sergent

26 August 1883

25 October 1914

Arthur Rose

Farm Labourer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1884

1 March 1917

George Sadler

Barber

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

11 May 1917

Albert Edwin Savage

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1885

1 October 1918

Howard James Scales

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1887

10 April 1917

Albert Scharf

Trainman

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1891

1 October 1918

John Shelton

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1889

5 June 1917

Lorne Gibson Shewfelt

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

9 April 1917

Stanley Richard Shore

Bank Clerk

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

6 November 1917

Roy Sothern

Chauffeur

260th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1898

4 March 1919

Walter Steele

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

16 August 1918

David Stewart MM

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

12 January 1892

26 October 1917

Oliver Garfield Swire DCM, MM

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

28 September 1918

James Taylor

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1892

3 September 1917

Wilbert Richard Thompson

Butcher

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1888

8 November 1917

Earnest Elford Ullyot

Clerk

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

10 November 1917

James Henry Ward

Clerk

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

26 September 1917

John Weller

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

28 January 1890

17 November 1916

Frank W. Willis

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1885

15 August 1917

Stanley Yardley

Electrician

7th Battalion, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment

Private

1890

1 July 1916

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Ivor Bruce Benson

429 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Lieutenant

17 August 1917

25 February 1945

Ross Robert Brogden

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

Private

11 February 1919

25 April 1943

George Keith Collins

Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

Private

8 August 1908

23 May 1944

Amos Rowe Dobson

Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer Class II

28 September 1920

22 June 1944

Edwin Charles Duff

Royal Canadian Artillery

Sergeant

23 November 1914

24 November 1944

Jacob Alexander Epp

Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

11 January 1917

6 June 1942

Walter Henry Fargey

Royal Canadian Artillery

Lieutenant

25 March 1905

15 February 1945

Ray Foster

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s)

Private

7 December 1921

5 August 1944

Howard Elmer Gray

Royal Canadian Air Force

Leading Aircraftman

8 September 1904

4 July 1943

Ralph Edward Hawken

148 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer Class I Air Gunner

21 July 1913

4 November 1943

Walter Wilfred Horn

432 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer Class I

5 July 1914

27 June 1943

Cecil David Benjamin Hubley

419 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

22 March 1923

28 December 1944

Harvey Lloyd Kinsman

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

Rifleman

19 September 1923

10 August 1944

Albert Clayton Law

405 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

27 January 1915

10 July 1943

Kenneth William Lawson

76 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

19 July 1921

12 June 1943

Thomas Roy Lovell

Winnipeg Grenadiers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Corporal

1 November 1911

24 February 1944

Gordon Howard Lyons

33 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

20 June 1916

28 May 1942

Lloyd William McElroy

415 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

23 March 1924

29 July 1944

Raymond Arthur Meades

Winnipeg Grenadiers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

29 September 1920

21 December 1941

James Brian Millar

357 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

26 June 1924

1 April 1945

David Scott Nichol

Winnipeg Grenadiers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Lance Corporal

12 December 1919

12 October 1942

John William Lyle Patterson

427 Squadron, Royal Canadian AIr Force

Pilot Officer

13 June 1922

25 November 1944

William Murray Ramsay

8 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

Gunner

24 September 1921

7 September 1944

Elven Garnet Wilbert Sims

21st Armoured Regiment, Governor General’s Foot Guards, Royal Canadian Artillery Corps

Guardsman

21 April 1912

29 August 1944

William Joseph Steenson

Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer Class II

24 August 1920

14 April 1944

William Teichrib

South Saskatchewan Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

17 February 1921

15 October 1944

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

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).

Manitou Cenotaph, Lots 9-11, Block 15, Manitou, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank Craig Baron and Jim Busby for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Darryl Toews, and Ed Grassick.

Page revised: 3 August 2018

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