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Historic Sites of Manitoba: McCreary War Memorial (First Avenue, McCreary, Municipality of McCreary)

Link to:
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A monument in McCreary in the Municipality of McCreary was erected by Branch 173 of the Canadian Legion in commemoration of soldiers from the local area killed during military service.

McCreary War Memorial

McCreary War Memorial (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.77297, W99.49032
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

John Benstead

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

19 November 1916

Herbert Charles Benstead

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1889

9 April 1917

Roy Campbell

Contractor

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1891

30 October 1917

Percy Worrall Cave

Farmer

29th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

19 April 1916

Gus Cooper

?

?

?

?

?

Robert James Copeland
[108 Battalion]

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

18 September 1896

15 August 1917

Newton Lowell Dring

Farmer

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

1 October 1918

James Ernest Francis

Labourer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1891

7 April 1917

Hugh William Gardiner

Clerk

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

26 September 1916

Charles William Greentree

Farmer

1st Field Company, Canadian Engineers

Sapper

1 June 1895

20 February 1919

Joseph Lavoie

Farmer

22nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

27 August 1918

George Mann

Labourer

3rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1886

8 October 1916

John “Jack” Mann

Farmer

3rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1891

3 September 1916

William Angus McBain

Farmer

29th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

31 October 1897

26 September 1916

Robert Henderson McCrae
[Gladstone, Roblin]

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

17 May 1894

11 November 1918

William McLean

?

?

?

?

?

Percy Edward Millard

Farmer

28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1878

6 June 1916

Joseph Pinnette

Locomotive Engineer

10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1886

23 April 1915

Alexander Sansregret

?

46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1886

3 September 1918

Thomas Watson

Bricklayer

31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1889

28 September 1916

Charles Weaver

Labourer

31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

19 December 1877

6 November 1917

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Alfred Andrews

Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

25 February 1912

19 August 1942

Allan Benjamin Angus DFC

85 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Flying Officer

10 May 1918

16 May 1940

Aurele Edmond Barre

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Rifleman

25 May 1924

28 September 1944

Ruben Ray Bennett

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

Private

1 May 1922

23 May 1944

Leslie Gordon Emanuel Burnett

426 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

5 January 1922

24 August 1943

Clement Francis Amedee Cantin

213 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

13 September 1919

9 October 1942

Maurice Raoul Cantin

514 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

15 July 1922

26 November 1943

Wilfred Robert Cantin

Fort Garry Horse, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Troop Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer III)

7 March 1914

4 November 1940

Armand Caumartin

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Lance Corporal

16 October 1917

4 July 1944

James William Christensen

Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Trooper

2 October 1924

19 December 1943

Edward Edwin Evans

10th Armoured Regiment, Fort Garry Horse, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Trooper

26 January 1918

9 June 1944

Stanley Evans

12th Manitoba Dragoons, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Trooper

31 July 1919

7 June 1942

Stephen Joseph Fedak

18th Armoured Car Regiment, 12th Manitoba Dragoons, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Trooper

18 August 1921

6 December 1944

Charles Wesley Fletcher

10th Armoured Regiment, Fort Garry Horse, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Major

13 August 1911

23 October 1944

Frank Fletcher

Winnipeg Grenadiers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

5 March 1920

28 May 1948

Lindsay Leroy Francis

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

Private

1 August 1913

7 August 1944

Chester Gallagher

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Corporal

16 July 1914

29 August 1944

Alexander Gibb

Lake Superior Regiment (Motor), Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

15 March 1905

6 December 1941

Cornelius Ginter

Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

6 February 1922

2 April 1945

Alvin Roy Jackson
[Neepawa, Polonia]

419 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

22 April 1924

26 August 1944

Michael Marchisky

10th Armoured Regiment, Fort Garry Horse, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Trooper

31 March 1905

9 June 1944

Alexander McRae
[Kelwood]

Royal Canadian Artillery

Gunner

6 September 1901

26 December 1944

William James McLean

10th Armoured Regiment, Fort Garry Horse, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Sergeant

3 April 1905

6 July 1944

John Charles Mosionier

Winnipeg Grenadiers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

20 July 1920

5 October 1946

Andrew Mutch

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Rifleman

16 March 1920

6 June 1944

Robert Mutch

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Rifleman

6 August 1922

8 June 1944

George A. Newman

Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

Private

23 April 1923

22 August 1944

Jacob Patkau

Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

Private

14 September 1920

26 August 1944

James Renton Maltman Rankine

162 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

3 October 1916

6 April 1944

Arthur Edward Robinson

Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Trooper

5 August 1924

3 February 1945

William Edward Shineton

10th Armoured Regiment, Fort Garry Horse, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Corporal

23 July 1920

4 July 1944

John Shura

Essex Scottish Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Corporal

7 February 1923

1 March 1945

Melvin Charles Smith

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

Rifleman

22 January 1922

4 May 1945

Cecil Otto Westman

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Rifleman

9 June 1921

16 February 1945

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).

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 28 October 2019

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