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Manitoba History No. 89
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No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
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in Manitoba

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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Morden / RM of Stanley War Memorial (Stephen Street, Morden)

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First World War | Second World War | Other | Sources

This war memorial, designed by Morden residents Stuart Scott and A. G. Selley, was erected in 1921 by the Town of Morden and the Rural Municipality of Stanley at a cost of $8,000. Originally dedicated in the memory of First World War veterans, dedications for Second World War and Korean War veterans were added later. Three names, identified during later research, were added in a ceremony on 25 September 2014.

Early view of the Morden War Memorial

Early view of the Morden War Memorial (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2017-0011

Morden War Memorial

Morden War Memorial (September 2014)
Source: Darryl Toews

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.18982, W98.10459
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Arthur Reginald Bailey

Farmer

184th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1891

24 November 1921

Gavin Bell

Labourer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1880

27 August 1918

David Scott Borthwick
[Law Society, Next of Kin]

Law Student

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Lieutenant

28 January 1891

2 June 1916

Emerson Brown

Barber

Lord Strathcona’s Horse

Private

1893

4 April 1918

Herbert Edgar Bunnett

Farmer

28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1887

6 November 1917

Reginald Card

Labourer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1890

15 September 1916

Franklin Erwin Cowan

Student

4th Company, Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Private

1896

9 November 1917

Douglas Arthur Cram
[Kelvin, Next of Kin, Westminster]

Chauffeur

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

8 November 1916

William Howard Cram
[Next of Kin, Westminster]

Clerk

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1888

26 February 1917

Elmer John Dickinson MC

Physician

Canadian Army Medical Corps

Captain

1887

4 February 1924

James Dudgeon

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

3 May 1917

James Herbert Forster

Electrical Engineer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Captain

1882

15 October 1916

Marshall Bidwell Forster

Civil Engineer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

1890

14 June 1916

James McConnell Fraser

Driver

20th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

1891

10 October 1918

Edward Baker Godfrey

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1875

27 July 1917

John William Hamilton

Stenographer

Canadian Corps Cavalry Regiment

Private

1894

30 September 1916

Elis Helgason

Farmer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

27 September 1918

John Melville Hewitt

Clerk

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

14 June 1919

Oliver Benjamin Holo

Farmer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1871

15 September 1917

James Henry Howell

Farmer

Lord Strathcona’s Horse

Private

1889

8 April 1920

Sveinn Jonason

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1881

30 March 1918

Lawrence Edward Keir

Electrician

Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade

Private

1896

24 March 1918

Orval Forrest Langtry

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

21 August 1917

Victor John Longney

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1892

21 August 1918

Charles Coutts Masson

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1899

28 September 1918

Ervine Whitby McClain

Clerk

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

28 September 1918

Robert Herbert McGirr
[Next of Kin, Westminster]

Drug Clerk

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

13 February 1894

23 August 1917

Manuel Lawrence Sydney Mckone

Clerk

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

3 December 1993 [1]

Donald Robert McNaughton

Commercial Traveller

26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, British Army

Private

1892

19 June 1917

John Allan McRae

Civil Engineer

184th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

1873

2 August 1926

Joseph Nicklin

Labourer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

9 April 1917

Walter Burritt O’Brien

Clerk

61st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

25 May 1916

Joseph Osborne

Blacksmith

31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1879

6 June 1916

George Joshua Palmer

Teamster

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1891

29 April 1917

Hugh Daniel Parker

Student

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

15 September 1916

John Leopold Parry

Farmer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1889

6 June 1916

Henry Alexander Doyne Pigott

Student

12th Company, Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Private

1897

14 November 1917

John Robb

Fireman

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

27 September 1888

10 August 1916

George Arthur Simmons

Farmer

Lord Strathcona’s Horse

Private

1896

26 July 1915

John McPherson Smith

Mechanist

1st Pioneer Battalion, Canadian Pioneers

Private

1886

13 June 1916

George Frederick Tate

Farmer

19th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1889

21 November 1917

Sydney Robert Thorington

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

23 July 1878

3 May 1917

Charles Philip Uhrich
[Law Society, Manitoba College, Winkler]

Solicitor-at-Law

28th Squadron, 14th Wing, Royal Air Force

Lieutenant

1893

24 June 1918

Clifford H. E. Weir

Clerk

Spruce Squadron, US Army

Private

1894

13 December 1918

Thomas Henry Wilson

Farmer

1st Manitoba Regiment

Private

1890

8 October 1918

Walter Barron Wilton
[Crystal City, Next of Kin, Pharmacy, Portage]

Commission Merchant

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

26 March 1877

21 August 1917

Thomas Veitch Wisdom MSM

Machinist

184th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

24 January 1888

26 May 1920

Daniel B. Walkof

Carpenter

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

1893

29 September 1916

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

William Biehl

78 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Aircraftsman

?

13 June 1944

John Samuel Cram
[Civil Service]

Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

8 September 1916

7 September 1943

Jacob Derksen

Royal Hamilton Light Infantry

Private

1923

8 March 1945

Oscar Anthony Dorval

Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Trooper

1914

3 July 1943

Edward Endert

Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Corporal

29 May 1920

14 August 1944

Gordon Enns

Westminster Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

1911

24 September 1944

Cornelius J. “Neil” Funk
[Winkler]

US Army Air Force

Aviation Cadet

27 May 1916

8 March 1944

Bernard Bernhard Gross

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

1916

6 June 1944

Abram R. Hildebrand

162 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

1917

29 July 1944

John McNabb Kendall

226 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

1922

23 December 1943

Gordon Fourest Klassen

Royal Regiment of Canada, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Leading Gunner

1918

19 August 1942

George Cornelius Krahn

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

1920

13 June 1944

William Law

Queenʼs Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

1913

25 April 1943

David Earl Kitchener Lewis

Royal Canadian Air Force

Aircraftsman

1915

19 April 1945

James Lewis

40 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Aircraftsman 2nd Class

?

14 April 1940

Leonard Victor Longney

Princess Patriciaʼs Canadian Light Infantry, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

1923

13 June 1944

Donald Alexander Lovett

Essex Scottish Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Sergeant

15 March 1924

13 August 1944

Norman Andrew Lumgair

408 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

1922

15 March 1944

Allan David Monaghan

57 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

1920

14 May 1943

Herbert Oddy

Princess Patriciaʼs Canadian Light Infantry, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

1921

27 July 1943

Reginald Frank Piercy

429 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

1910

25 February 1945

Clifford Clarence Reichert

408 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

1919

22 June 1943

Walter Rohatynski

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

1919

4 July 1944

Joseph Moore Runner

155 Squadron, Royal Canadian AIr Force

Flight Sergeant

1917

8 March 1942

Herman Stephen Schellenberg

418 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

1915

21 November 1943

Samuel Silkey

Winnipeg Grenadiers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

2 May 1905

19 December 1941

Robert Sirluck

76 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Sergeant

1922

1 March 1944

Walter Roy Schnell

Princess Louise Fusiliers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Fusilier

1924

30 July 1944

Ralph Ernest Spencer

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Sergeant

1920

6 June 1944

William Joseph Steenson

Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer

1920

14 April 1944

Victor Allison Unrah

427 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

1914

18 July 1944

Henry Wiebe

Winnipeg Grenadiers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

1921

21 December 1941

Jacob Henry Wolfe

Lincoln and Welland Regiment

Corporal

1921

8 March 1945

Isador Nicholas Yudell

104 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer

1916

6 January 1943

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).

1. McKone was reported wounded by the Winnipeg Tribune (1 May 1917 and 5 May 1917) in articles about 20 wounded Winnipeg soldiers but he was mistakenly reported to have been killed in August 1916. (A man named J. M. A. McKone was killed in August 1916.) Sydney McKone died in 1993 (obituary in Winnipeg Free Press, 6 December 1993) and was reported in the Brandon Sun (9 April 1987) and Winnipeg Free Press (9 April 1987) as having returned to the Vimy battlefield. Born in Morden, he moved to Winnipeg before the First World War.

We thank Alex Billings for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Darryl Toews, Gordon Goldsborough, and Les Allison.

Page revised: 21 July 2019

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