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War Memorials in Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Oak Lake Cross of Sacrifice (Assiniboine Street, Oak Lake, RM of Sifton)

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

The Cross of Sacrifice in the Town of Oak Lake was constructed in 1923 in memory of the men killed in the First World War and later also dedicated to the memory of those killed in the Second World War. It was first placed in the Oak Lake Cemetery. In the late 1930s the Cross was moved to the town park. In 1972, it was moved to the present location near the Legion Hall.

Oak Lake Cross of Sacrifice

Oak Lake Cross of Sacrifice (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Oak Lake War Memorial

Oak Lake War Memorial (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.76789, W100.63449
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

John Alexander Anderson

Assistant Agent

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

26 June 1917

Peter Anderson

?

?

?

?

?

Eric Atkins

Farmer

226th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

20 November 1891

Discharged

Thomas Wykes Ashdowne

Farmer

3rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1892

6 November 1917

John Alexander Brownlie

Farmer

Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians)

Private

1890

9 October 1918

George F. Buswell
[Lenore]

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

8 September 1895

14 August 1918

John Elijah Buswell
[Lenore]

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

13 May 1897

8 August 1918

Fred Bolton

?

?

?

?

?

Victor Calvert

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

16 February 1894

Discharged

Robert Cochrane

Clerk

7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

23 December 1896

20 April 1918

Stewart Craig

Farmer

13th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1886

4 September 1916

James Campbell Downie

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

1885

9 October 1916

Norman Forrest

Farmer

Canadian Engineers

Sapper

1894

3 October 1918

William Carruthers Hamilton
[Armoury, Lenore]

Farm Laborer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

23 August 1891

28 August 1918

William Ironside

?

?

?

?

?

Alvin Fleming Lang

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

24 February 1897

11 April 1917

Douglas Ledgerwood

Labourer

2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

1894

29 July 1917

George Loan

Engineer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1890

15 September 1918

Ian William Munro

Barbering

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

24 October 1896

9 April 1917

J. C. Montgomery

?

?

?

?

?

Guy Albert Olive

Grading Contractor

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

14 October 1918

Allan Patterson (Campbell)

Linotype Operator

42nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

13 April 1889

30 October 1917

Charles Claudius Piault

School Teacher

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1892

26 August 1918

John Roberts

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1884

22 April 1918

John Edward Sharman DSC & Bar, Croix-de-Guerre with Palm (France)

?

No. 10 Naval Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service

Flight Commander

11 September 1892

22 July 1917

George William Sharratt
[108 Battalion]

Teamster

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

19 July 1892

3 June 1917

William Talbot

?

?

?

?

?

John Vickery

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1890

6 November 1917

Melville Gordon Watson

Farmer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

12 October 1893

2 June 1916

Wilfred Lloyd Wisner
[Armoury, Lenore]

Fireman

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

16 December 1894

15 September 1916

* Available records indicate this person was discharged and at present no date of death can be found.

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Harold Edward Allum

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Rifleman

?

9 June 1944

Cecil Murray Borne

Regina Rifle Regiment

Rifleman

12 June 1923

9 June 1944

David Bernard

166 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

26 August 1923

20 December 1943

Albert Edward Fowell

408 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer Class II Air Gunner

11 October 1920

12 June 1943

Frederick George Graham

207 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

23 February 1923

16 July 1944

Alfred Lorne Lawson

2 Survey Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

Gunner

2 August 1908

28 December 1944

Clifford Stanley Lesurf

USS Canopus, United States Navy

Machinist’s Mate Second Class

19 November 1904

10 December 1942

George D. Stewart

South Saskatchewan Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

15 December 1909

23 March 1945

Stanley Smith Williams

413 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Lieutenant

6 March 1922

20 August 1943

Sources:

“Oak Lake boys who fell at Vimy,” Manitoba Free Press, 25 May 1917, page 14.

“Oak Lake notes,” Manitoba Free Press, 4 June 1917, page 12.

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, Darryl Toews, Nathan Kramer, and Tim Worth.

Page revised: 10 March 2019

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