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War Memorials in Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Minnedosa War Memorial (First Avenue SE, Minnedosa)

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

A monument in Minnedosa, unveiled on 16 October 1921, commemorates local citizens who died during military service.

Minnedosa War Memorial

Minnedosa War Memorial (August 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.24832, W99.83807
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Harold Joseph Ashe

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

8 August 1918

John Attenborough

Farmer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1886

18 May 1915

Archibald James Robert Badger
[Lakeside]

Bank Clerk

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

1892

1 September 1918

Frederick William Barnes MM
[Birtle, Blenheim]

Jeweller

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

17 October 1895

31 August 1918

Richard Middleton Beaumont
[Armoury, Brandon College]

Farmer

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

Private

4 November 1884

30 October 1917

Wesley John Bell

Gas Checker

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

9 April 1917

Roger Alfred Benton

Grain Dealer

4th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1887

13 June 1916

Harry Lauder Berg

Mechanic and Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1892

1 September 1918

George Frederick William Black
[Birtle]

Miner

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

19 October 1892

26 April 1915

Frederick Francis Blake

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1883

17 July 1917

Thomas Carlisle Broad

Brakeman

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

30 September 1885

24 May 1915

Irwin Faryon Brown

Farmer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1886

17 March 1917

J. Bryden

?

?

?

?

?

John Walter Arthur Bryson

Farm Labourer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

9 April 1917

Stephen J. Burrell

Carpenter

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

6 May 1878

9 August 1918

Thomas Johnstone Logie Butchart
[Fort Rouge Methodist, Next of Kin, Vimy Ridge, Wesley College]

Student (Wesley College)

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

30 April 1897

20 June 1917

Sam Carter
[Clanwilliam]

Farm Labourer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

18 June 1884

6 June 1916

Vincent Colley

Fireman

2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

16 January 1893

12 June 1916

John Comrie

Farmer

3rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1889

6 March 1915

Francis Russell Cook

?

Royal Air Force

Cadet

1898

7 August 1918

Harry J. Cook
[Clanwilliam]

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

24 March 1895

9 April 1917

Gordon Coote

Labourer

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

16 September 1916

William Davidson

Cement Worker

2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

5 December 1883

9 September 1916

William Daynes

Clerk

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1890

24 May 1915

Richard Barber Delmage

School Teacher

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

1895

28 September 1918

Arthur Edward Dentrey

Farmer

The Fort Garry Horse

Private

1898

1 April 1918

William Thomas Devlin

Brakeman

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1891

27 September 1916

Osmond Henry Ditch

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1888

2 November 1917

Thomas Patrick Donlon

Clerk

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

2 September 1917

James Hawthorne Douglas

CPR Linesman

28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1877

6 June 1916

Henry James Dowding MM

Labourer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1891

1 February 1918

William Drummond
[Armoury]

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

17 August 1898

27 October 1917

Joseph William Duffin

Brakeman

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1888

24 May 1915

Ernest Dunhill

Bricklayer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1884

25 June 1916

James Govan Dunn

Farm Labourer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

1884

20 December 1917

Edgar Hutchinson Elored

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1887

15 September 1916

Francis Riversdale Elliot

Gardener

12th Manitoba Dragoons

Lieutenant

12 August 1868

19 April 1915

Frederick Evans

Farm Labourer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1892

30 Octobe 1917

George Basil Ewens

Farmer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1888

27 December 1914

Wilber James Flynn

Brakeman

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

1893

4 November 1918

Leonard Thomas Funnell

Farm Labourer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1892

30 October 1917

Hubert De’Arze Gill
[Law Society]

Barrister at Law

2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

25 November 1892

13 October 1915

J. Grant

?

?

?

?

?

Harold Henry Grassey MM

CNR Brakesman

28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1887

8 August 1918

Frank Green

Market Gardener

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

11 August 1918

George Barrett Grover

Banker’s Assistant

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

8 August 1918

Ronald Hand

Clerk

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

13 May 1916

Thomas William Hedges

Labourer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1897

29 September 1918

Herbert Hick

Farmer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1881

9 April 1917

George Henry Holder

?

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

21 December 1895

1 June 1915

Harold John Hulbert

Farmer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

24 April 1915

Cyril Hunsley

Accountant

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

1891

27 April 1915

George Waldorf Huntington

?

8th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifles

2nd Lieutenant

?

24 August 1916

Frederick James Instance

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

1 October 1918

Matthew Stanley Shaw Irving

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1883

28 July 1917

Christopher H. Jacobson

Labourer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1891

10 February 1918

F. W. Johnson

?

?

?

?

?

Herbert Leversidge

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

23 December 1897

16 August 1918

Joseph Walker Loynes

Cook

226th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1888

30 December 1916

James Madill

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1887

28 October 1917

Fred Midgeley

Wiper

2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

26 April 1916

Henry Farmer Millichamp

Printer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1888

11 August 1918

Alfred John Minns

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1884

12 December 1919

John McDonald

?

11th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, British Army

Private

1887

9 April 1917

H. McFadden

?

?

?

?

?

Robert Stewart McGlashen

Hardware Clerk

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

1889

24 May 1915

Lauchlan J. McLean

Accountant

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1883

26 October 1917

N. J. McMillan

?

?

?

?

?

Joseph Davis Newman

Store Clerk

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1 June 1897

15 September 1916

John Onhauser
[Next of Kin, Vimy Ridge]

Clerk

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

4 December 1897

12 April 1917

Angus John William Pearson

?

14th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, attached to 1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, British Army

Second Lieutenant

11 June 1895

1 July 1916

Edward Eric Pearson

?

45th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

26 February 1920

George O. Pedersen

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1889

11 April 1917

William Prescott

Clerk

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Sergeant

21 November 1892

24 May 1915

John Alfred Raney

Farmer

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1887

8 August 1918

Harvey Rea
[Russell]

Store Clerk

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

28 June 1897

28 September 1916

Frank Henry Robertson

Engineer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

6 May 1894

12 April 1915

W. A. Robinson

?

?

?

?

?

Hugh Robert Sanderson

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1893

26 October 1917

L. Schaufner

?

?

?

?

?

Alex Scott

Labourer

28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

6 June 1916

James Scott

Fireman (CPR)

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

18 January 1893

28 April 1917

Robert McGregor Scott

Labourer

28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

3 August 1882

1882

6 June 1916

E. F. Smith

?

?

?

?

?

Ernest Augustus Sparks

Locomotive Engineer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1884

25 October 1916

George Owen Sparrow

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

30 October 1917

W. Steadman

?

?

?

?

?

Robert McNaught Stone

Lumber Merchant

3rd Brigade, Canadian Garrison Artillery

Gunner

1885

10 October 1918

Thomas Tait

Barber

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

8 June 1871

12 August 1916

William Alfred Taylor

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1888

30 October 1917

Frank Thompson

Coach Builder

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1888

15 September 1916

Edward Percy Tilling

Butcher

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

13 July 1918

Samuel Edward Trueman

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1879

21 August 1917

Archibald Edward Vanderpump MC

Farmer

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Captain

1892

27 August 1918

John David Walker

Painter

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1883

2 November 1917

William Ellis Warwick

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1884

7 April 1917

Alexander Peter Watt

Farmer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1883

25 May 1915

Ingram Dale Weldon

Farm Labourer

28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1889

7 June 1916

Thomas Lewis Owen Williams MC

Farmer

28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

1889

21 October 1918

Harry Younger

Farm Hand

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

1876

15 August 1917

John Zetterlund

Railroad Man

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1888

20 October 1918

1. Daphne Gray of Worcestershire, England reports (15 July 2014) that F. J. Instance left Worcestershire to emigrate to Canada in 1914. He left Liverpool on 2 April 1914, age 19, and sailed to St. John’s, New Brunswick. About two years later, on 11 March 1916, he enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force at Minnedosa. He served in the 16th Battalion (Manitoba Regiment)and was killed in action, age 23, on 1 October 1918. He is commemorated in three locations in England: the Worcestershire Roll of Honour in Worcester Cathedral; the memorial in the Church of St. Lawrence, Lindridge, Worcestershire; and the memorial in Bayton Primary School, Worcestershire.

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Leonard Roy Anderson

101 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

14 June 1918

7 December 1942

Albert Earl Atkinson

429 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Sergeant

13 July 1923

14 May 1943

Herbert Alfred Chislett

50 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

5 December 1918

16 August 1942

John Gibson Clarke

Calgary Highlanders, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

1 March 1924

28 February 1945

William George Cleaver

13 Provost Company, The Canadian Provost Corps

Lance Corporal

13 September 1920

25 September 1943

James Raymond Cornwall

407 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

5 June 1920

29 April 1943

Robert John Alexander Cowan

51 Squadron, Royal Canadian AIr Force

Flight Sergeant

10 July 1922

9 January 1943

Robert Owen Docking

115 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Sergeant

15 November 1919

17 June 1941

Roy Harold Dow

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Rifleman

24 December 1915

21 February 1945

John Phillip Dyer DFC

99 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Flying Officer

14 May 1913

22 May 1940

Paris Richmond Eakins

411 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

9 September 1914

19 August 1942

Ronald Clark East

420 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

31 May 1922

22 July 1943

Thomas Tristram Fox

485 Squadron, Royal New Zealand Air Force

Pilot Officer

5 February 1921

4 April 1942

Philip Felix Gonroski

429 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

25 August 1925

6 March 1945

William Angus Grant

408 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

26 October 1919

5 May 1943

Carl Delbert Theodore Holmberg

38 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Lieutenant W. Op. / Air Gunner

6 June 1918

9 April 1944

Alvin John Hunter

432 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

28 December 1925

21 February 1945

Allan James Lefurgey

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

Private

29 July 1922

24 October 1944

Richard Herbert Lewis

427 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

31 October 1920

27 February 1943

William Thomas Beilby McBratney

Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

11 June 1914

10 September 1942

Devereaux Richard Cecil McDonald

432 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

8 January 1922

3 August 1943

John Walter Brown McDonald

6th Armored Regiment, 1st Hussars, Royal Canadian Artillery Corps

Captain

?

27 February 1945

John Clair McLeod

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

25 September 1924

5 January 1945

Arthur Clarke McNabb

407 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

23 March 1919

31 May 1943

Harold Alexander Moad

57 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

23 December 1920

2 December 1943

Kenneth Peter Morrison

3rd Armored Reconnaissance. Regiment, Governor General’s Horse Guards,Royal Canadian Artillery Corps

Trooper

12 August 1922

3 September 1944

John Allen Parker

419 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

10 June 1920

15 February 1944

Harry Jarvis Peacey

10th Armored Regiment, Fort Garry Horse, Royal Canadian Artillery Corps

Captain

?

25 July 1944

John Swinbank Phelps

Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer Class I

17 June 1920

9 April 1943

William Maurice Popplestone

114 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

22 September 1920

26 March 1942

Arthur Leslie Pullen

102 Ceylon Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Flight Officer

27 May 1914

1 July 1941

Gordon John Rankmore

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

5 February 1920

28 May 1943

Russell Clare Scott

458 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Lieutenant

27 August 1919

24 August 1943

Lloyd Wallace Setter

Royal Canadian Artillery

Gunner

?

9 January 1949

Ernest Leslie Shuttleworth

407 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

17 January 1920

30 June 1943

William Harvey Tippett

2nd Armored Regiment, Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians), Royal Canadian Artillery Corps

Trooper

2 June 1919

30 May 1944

Albert Robert Weech

Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

6 June 1906

27 September 1944

Gerald Harvey Woodcock

78 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

18 October 1918

30 July 1943

Kenneth John Woodcock

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Rifleman

8 July 1920

30 March 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).

“Local and general news,” Minnedosa Tribune, 13 October 1921, page 5.

“Minnedosa soldiers’ monument unveiled,” Minnedosa Tribune, 20 October 1921, page 2.

We thank Daphne Gray 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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