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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Margaret Cemetery / Margaret War Memorial (Margaret, RM of Prairie Lakes)

This cemetery at Margaret in the Rural Municipality of Prairie Lakes contains a monument, unveiled in June 1921, commemorating men of the local area killed during military service in the First World War and Second World War.

Margaret Cemetery

Margaret Cemetery (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Margaret Cemetery

Margaret Cemetery (September 2020)
Source: George Penner

Margaret War Memorial

Margaret War Memorial (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.41442, W99.85717
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

James Gilbert Campbell

Farmer

13th Company, Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Private

1897

25 February 1918

Wellington Star Garbutt

Sheel Metal Worker

10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1891

30 December 1915

George Victor Lancaster

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

10 August 1918

William David McKellar

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Sergeant

1891

26 October 1917

John Kennedy Murray

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

30 October 1917

Edward Winship Stephens

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1891

14 September 1918

George Wilken

Farmer

46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

28 September 1918

Second World War

Name

Service

 

Birth Date

Death Date

Alvin Alston Patton

408th Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

c1915

31 March 1944

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).

Riverside Heritage: 1896-1996 by Riverside Centennial Committee, 1996, page 169.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 18 January 2021

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