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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Oak Bluff Cemetery (RM of Macdonald)

The first burial in this cemetery in the Rural Municipality of Macdonald occurred in 1892. At the entrance is a memorial to soldiers from the Oak Bluff area who were killed during service in the First World War.

Entrance to Oak Bluff Cemetery

Entrance to Oak Bluff Cemetery (September 2011)
Source: Peter McLure

Entrance to Oak Bluff Cemetery

Entrance to Oak Bluff Cemetery (June 2020)
Source: George Penner

First World War commemorative plaque at the cemetery

First World War commemorative plaque at the cemetery (August 2014)
Source: Darryl Toews

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.75317, W97.30022
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War Casualties

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Jack Brian

?

?

?

?

?

Charles Bunch

Flour Packer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1883

25 October 1916

William Bunch

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1881

11 August 1918

George Heath

Labourer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1886

28 September 1918

David Edward Jones

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1886

3 May 1917

Charles Lewis

Farmer

200th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1885

27 February 1917

Thomas Lowe

?

?

?

?

?

John Patterson

?

?

?

?

?

William Robinson

?

?

?

?

?

Robert Thompson Wastle

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

15 November 1878

19 June 1920

Albert Williams

?

?

?

?

?

Sources:

A list of burials in this cemetery is available from the Manitoba Genealogical Society, including a searchable online database available to members at the MGS Manitoba Name Index (MANI). Some additional information is contained in the 1996 MGS publication Carved in Stone: Manitoba Cemeteries and Burial Sites, revised edition, Special Projects Publication, 106 pages.

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).

Our Heroes - Oak Bluff Cemetery - Oak Bluff MB, Waymarking.

This page was prepared by Peter McLure, Darryl Toews, George Penner, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 July 2020

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