Historic Sites of Manitoba: Next of Kin Monument (450 Broadway, Winnipeg)
This monument by sculptor Marguerite Judd Taylor, on the northwest grounds of the Manitoba Legislative Building at the corner of Broadway and Osborne in Winnipeg, was unveiled in May 1923 as a commemoration of 1,663 Manitobans, mostly Winnipeggers, who lost their lives during the First World War. It was a project of the Winnipeg Soldiers’ Relatives Permanent Memorial Association, executive members of which were T. R. Deacon (President), Mrs. T. A. Code (Vice-President), Dr. E. S. Popham (Vice-President), Edward Anderson KC (Vice-President), W. M. Bannatyne (Vice-President), E. W. Cooper (Vice-President), James Perkins (Secretary), Charles F. Roland (Secretary), and James Wallace (Secretary).
“Next-of-kin plan for soldiers’ memorial,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 August 1920.
“Winnipeg Soldiers’ Relatives Memorial Association,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 November 1920, page 2.
“Soldiers’ kin to erect shaft,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 November 1920, page 3.
“Dead heroes’ kin plan to erect own monument,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 November 1920.
“Memorial association will discuss plans for soldier monument,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 November 1921, page 3.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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).
Page revised: 20 February 2021