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Manitoba
History

No. 87


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Oakville War Memorial (RM of Portage la Prairie)

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

A monument in the Oakville Cemetery in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie commemorates soldiers from the Oakville area killed during military service.

Oakville War Memorial

Oakville War Memorial (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.96732, W98.00955
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Joseph Herbert Bell

Farmer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

8 October 1916

William Cecil Bell

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1891

28 September 1918

Fred Blanchard

Farmer

28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

6 June 1916

George William Cochrane

Teacher

46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

14 April 1917

Henry Stewart McIntyre [1]

Fireman

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

2 September 1918

Arthur Newell Mitchell

Builder

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

1885

17 February 1937

James Mudge

Carpenter

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Sergeant

1877

29 September 1918

Henry Alexander Robertson

Broker

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

1888

11 May 1917

Gordon Sherritt

Farmer

46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

22 July 1918

Albert Simmons

Farmer

107th Battalion, Canadian Pioneers

Pioneer

1898

29 March 1917

John Guy Stewart

Steam Engineer

Canadian Infantry

Private

1888

9 October 1918

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

William Argo
[Rapid City]

Royal Canadian Air Force

Sergeant

30 August 1943

29 January 1943

Thomas Cecil Bate

Royal Canadian Air Force

Leading Aircraftman

25 June 1900

26 January 1942

Morris Joseph Wilbert Choquette
[Portage]

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

4 August 1919

8 June 1944

Hector Thomas Moore Cooper
[Glenboro, Plumas]

101 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

21 August 1921

3 April 1942

Archer Frederick Embury

Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), Royal Canadian Artillery Corps

Trooper

6 June 1920

24 May 1944

William Favel

Algonquin Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

21 November 1920

3 March 1945

Alan Frederick James

150 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

20 June 1912

24 April 1942

Basil Jeffery

Royal Canadian Air Force

Sergeant

14 June 1919

5 April 1942

J. MacDougall

?

?

?

?

Arnold Grant Maxwell

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

1 June 1921

6 May 1942

George Albert McCormick

Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

18 June 1922

19 February 1945

Allen Edward Miller

Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

Corporal

15 February 1919

20 July 1944

Donald Lawrence Munday

Calgary Highlanders, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

21 January 1924

25 July 1944

Ronald Kenneth Nicholson

Royal Canadian Air Force

Leading Aircraftman

25 March 1924

17 June 1945

Russell F. Page

17th Duke of York’s Hussars, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Trooper

10 March 1913

14 August 1944

Edward Gordon Sherritt

Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

Private

7 April 1905

8 August 1944

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Oakville Cemetery (RM of Portage la Prairie)

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. McIntyre appears to have enlisted in Portage la Prairie as Henry Stewart McIntyre (service number 425635) on 17 September 1915. He was declared “medically unfit for duty” and discharged in January 1916. He enlisted again in Winnipeg as Henry McIntyre (service number 718572) on 16 February 1916.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 3 February 2018

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